Coast Guard Chem Art
If Chem Art ornaments seem familiar it's because they are. This amazing company also designs the annual White House ornament and like all their ornaments, they're proudly made in the USA!
Here we have a unique take on the official seal of the United States Coast Guard. And like all Chem Art ornaments, it's finished in 24k gold for that brilliant shine. The ornament is also presented in a gold gift box, lined with black and with a clear window so you can appreciate the ornament at all moments.
"Semper Paratus" ("Always Ready" or "Always Prepared")
The Coast Guard carries out three basic roles;
I am proud to be a United States Coast Guardsman.
I revere that long line of expert seamen who by their devotion to duty and sacrifice of self have made it possible for me to be a member of a service honored and respected, in peace and in war, throughout the world.
I never, by word or deed, will bring reproach upon the fair name of my service, nor permit others to do so unchallenged.
I will cheerfully and willingly obey all lawful orders.
I will always be on time to relieve, and shall endeavor to do more, rather than less, than my share.
I will always be at my station, alert and attending to my duties.
I shall, so far as I am able, bring to my seniors solutions, not problems.
I shall live joyously, but always with due regard for the rights and privileges of others.
I shall endeavor to be a model citizen in the community in which I live.
I shall sell life dearly to an enemy of my country, but give it freely to rescue those in peril.