Class Motto?

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  1. The Rooski

    The Rooski New Member

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    I k ow it's a bit early to be talking about a class motto, but I had an idea a while ago and wanted to see what my fellow Class of 2014 mates and others thought. Okay here it is:
    Class of 2014 - Let Freedom Ring!

    Tell me what you think. I hope it's not already taken.
     
  2. BeatNavy

    BeatNavy USMA Cadet

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    I actually really like that, hopefully it will make it onto the ballot :thumb:
     
  3. yankeefan8182

    yankeefan8182 Member

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    thats sounds awesome :w00t:
     
  4. Iwheel

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    I love this slogan.
     
  5. mmb5

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    So far so good.
    One or two of the classes in the 80s had inward-looking mottoes- a peacetime army in a prosperous era, in contrast to the post-9/11 heightened sense of mission [just in the mottoes; I wouldnt presume to judge the soldiers]. I like the sense of patriotism in this, but 2013's "For More Than Ourselves" got it all - the motive and the selflessness and devotion to service.
     
  6. mom3boys

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    Just to clarify: "For more than ourselves" is the motto of 2012.
     
  7. scoutpilot

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    Almost like they rhyme...weird!
     
  8. jake s

    jake s USMA Cadet

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    there's actually one thing i've thought about since most class mottos rhyme:
    what will the classes of 2015, 2016, etc. do about their mottos? since there's only so many appropriate words that rhyme with "teen"
     
  9. WAMom68

    WAMom68 Founding Member

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    The motto does not have to rhyme so they will figure out something appropriate. Class of 2011's motto: For Freedom We Fight. Try finding a good rhyme for eleven!
     
  10. bruno

    bruno Retired Staff Member

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    "2015- we really are mean" "2016-Don't ask where we've been"? "2017-It was hard to get in"; "18- leading the team"etc.... You're right- it's a real dilema you have there. Better start thumbing thru old copies of "The Howitzer" . I'm pretty sure that nobody from the classes of 1915; 16; 17 etc aren't around to object to cribbing from them:biggrin:
    Alternatively you might not sweat this detail so much until you actually are there gone thru Beast and started becoming a class. You'll come up wth something I'm sure
     
  11. croc92

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    THE MOTTO NEEDS TO BE:

    2014: Protecting the Dream

    End of story :thumb:

    Goodbye SAF. I fly for newark tomorrow morning.

    BEAT NAVY,

    Croc
     
  12. mom3boys

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    Nice, except 2013 is "Defending the Dream." Too close; am sure y'all will come up w/ something good.
     
  13. scoutpilot

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    Bruno makes a FANTASTIC point here. You're losing sight of what's actually important here: the journey ahead. Remember that, statistically speaking, at least two of the candidates on this board will not be members of the USMA Class of 2014. I know no one wants to think about that, as though it could only happen to "someone else" but it's the truth. Start preparing yourself for suffering and hardship, and worry less about window-dressing like class mottos. Cute mottos don't help you on a rainy mile 14 of a 15-mile march. Mental preparation will.

    There have been some odd threads popping up lately, with questions about everything from what uniform to wear to Christmas events to making up class mottos. Please remember that your first focus is to actually become MEMBERS of the Class of 2014 initially, and then stay to become lifetime members of the class as alumni. Those goals should have your utmost attention.
     
  14. Iwheel

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    How about

    "Country First"
     

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