July 15, 2009
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Photo from oxegen from an email titled “Last man out of oxegen”
Semper Fidelis is Latin for “Always Faithful”. Well known in the United States of America as the motto of the United States Marine Corps, this phrase, often shortened to Semper Fi (pronounced /ˌsɛmpər ˈfаɪ/) in Marine contexts, has served as a slogan for many families and entities, in many countries, dating at least as far back as the 14th century.
Semper Fidelis is the family motto of the Lynch Family. The Lynches were one of the Tribes of Galway who were fourteen merchant families who dominated the political, commercial, and social life of the city of Galway in western Ireland between the 13th and 16th centuries.
“It’s a code of ethics, a way of life. It’s part of the culture of being in the military, that you are a cohesive unit. And you don’t leave anyone behind.”