This We'll Defend

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  1. buff81

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    Without Googling-
    Who knows which Service has this as their official motto?

    We had this question at Trivia tonight.
     
  2. Strength and Honor

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  3. Trey

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    Army?
     
  4. Strength and Honor

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    Yeah. "This We'll Defend" is right on the seal of the Department of the Army, if I'm not mistaken.
     
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    You're not. It flies proudly on the Army flag.
     
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    It's also on the the drill instructor badge!
     
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  7. buff81

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    Correct - it is Army's official motto.

    DH and I totally failed as Army parents tonight at Trivia. :redface:

    When this question was asked, all eyes at our table turned to us, with looks of confidence, that we would know the answer.
    We adamantly declared that it was not Army. Surely, after DS's 4 years at WP, we would have heard of this as the Army's motto if it was.

    It wasn't Army's, we were sure. :thumb:

    We all then went through process of elimination to try to come up with the correct answer. We settled on the Coast Guard.

    All eyes turned on us again when the answer was announced as 'Army!'. However, instead of the confident looks we had from our fellow Trivia teammates when the question was asked, we experienced looks of - Really??? Your son graduated from THE United States Military Academy and is now a 2LT in the ARMY and YOU, his parents, didn't know that!!! :thumbdown: :unhappy:

    :oops: :redface:

    At the end of the game, the points were tallied and we lost the free cheese dip because we fail as Army parents.
    We tucked our tails, put on our 'USMA 2013' parkas went home in shame.

    Once home and not satisfied that WE, proud parents of a WP grad, could have been wrong, did an internet search of 'Army Official Motto'.
    Google confirmed that we are indeed, worst Army parents of the year.

    *sigh* :redface:
     
  8. navymomwannabe

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    LOL Buff!!! At my house, we decided Coast Guard without a google search as well. I'm not an army parent but I thought I'd let you know you weren't alone...... ;)
     
  9. Strength and Honor

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    No shame! The Army always uses the whole "Army Strong" thing instead, but I guess that's more of a recruitment motto and not the official branch motto. I only knew because I have the Army flag hanging up in my room... :thumb:
     

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