As I reflected on Memorial Day, many images came to mind of family and friends who courageously gave their own lives to help protect ours. They all shared a tremendous sense of pride for their military unit â an extension of their own identity giving rise to a lifetime bond with fellow soldiers. Military trademarks are an extension of this pride, whether worn as a tattoo, a bumper sticker, or a Facebook profile picture. We salute all of these brave men and women whom we are fortunate to call our protectors.
Here are a few of the military trademarks that signify courage and honor. Just like commercial trademarks, these military trademarks each have their own brand, and several are federally registered.
Air ForceAIM HIGH â¦ FLY-FIGHT-WIN
ArmyTHIS WE'LL DEFEND
Marine CorpsSEMPER FIDELIS or
SEMPER FI (Always Faithful)
THE FEW. THE PROUD.
NavyHONOR, COURAGE, COMMITMENT
NOT FOR SELF BUT FOR COUNTRY
WE'VE GOT THE WATCH
PROTECTING AMERICA THE WORLD OVER
Coast GuardSEMPER PARATUS
National GuardALWAYS READY. ALWAYS THERE.
My family and I visited the Kennedy Space Center over the holiday and were fortunate enough to be there on the day a SpaceX rocket launched. The NASA emblem was emblazoned everywhere. While NASA is not military, many astronauts were military first and many bravely gave their lives for the betterment of humanity.
We salute you all.