Non Sibi Sed Patriae

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Non Sibi Sed Patriae is a Latin phrase meaning "Not for self, but for country." The phrase is inscribed over the chapel doors at the United States Naval Academy.

Defining Moment Non Sibi Sed Patriae represents spontaneous selfless acts that built on strong moral foundation and then carefully layered by doing the right thing, time and time, again at the right moment in history. Selfless acts bring about encouragement that man must add to those strengths a spirit of selflessness and draw from it and share it when history demands it!

Motto for USS Cushing (DD-985) Commander Cushing, his spirit is also reflected in the ship's motto, "NON SIBI SED PATRIAE", a statement attributed to the ancient Roman Cicero that translates to "Not for Self but for Country".

External links & References

USNA (2009). United States Naval Academy - Official U.S. Navy Web Site. Brief History United States Naval Academy, 2009, from [1]. St. Martin's Griffin; Reprint edition.

Caldwell, J. (February 2005). Uncommon valor a common virtue - 60TH ANNIVERSARY OF IWO JIMA. The San Diego Union-Tribune, from [2].

Brokaw, T. (1998). The Greatest Generation:. Random House..

Brady, J. (October 2008). Why Marines Fight. St. Martin's Griffin; Reprint edition.

Krulak, C. (May 1998). Krulak, C. C. (1998, 16 May 1998 ). Non Sibi Sed Patriae - General Charles C. Krulak, USMC. Commandant of the Marine Corps, Commencement Remarks for the Uniformed Services University at the DAR Constitution Hall. General Charles C. Krulak, USMC - Commandant of the Marine Corps, from [3]. Commencement Remarks for the Uniformed Services University at the DAR Constitution Hall.

Ship Transfers / Transfer of Naval Vessels according to Public Law 109-134 109th Congress.

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