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Semper Paratus

The marching song of the United States Coast Guard.

Semper Paratus!


"From Aztec Shore to Arctic Zone,

To Europe and Far East,

The Flag is carried by our ships

In times of war and peace;

And never have we struck it yet,

In spite of foemen's might,

Who cheered our crews and cheered again

for showing how to fight.

So here's the Coast Guard marching song,

We sing on land or sea.

Through surf and storm and howling gale,

High shall our purpose be.

"Semper Paratus" is our guide,

Our fame, our glory too.

To fight to save or fight and die,

Aye! Coast Guard, we are for you!"


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