This is my great grandfather and his son Frank who joined the Coast Guard. The Coast Guard motto is ‘Semper Paratus‘, meaning Always Ready. I should interview Uncle Frank and find out about his time in the Coast Guard. I wonder how long he served, where he served, if he enjoyed it, and what cool/scary/funny stories he could tell me. I have an interview brewing in my head right now all because of this photo!
7 thoughts on “Photograph Showcase: Semper Paratus”
Oh do it! The Coast Guard needs more plus I’d love reading about it.
Needs more coverage… dumb phone skipped a word…
Okay, you got it! 🙂
The photo is wonderful. Your great grandfather and his son look so similar to each other, and their facial expressions are wonderful–pride on your great grandfathers face, and a bit of apprehension on his son’s face.
Thank you Sheryl. I think you summed it up pretty perfectly!
Don’t wait. Do it. How I wish I could interview my now deceased family members about not only their military service, but their lives.
Thank you. I agree about not waiting. Unfortunately he lives quite far away and can’t hear me on the phone. 🙁 I hope to see him this summer.