View Poll Results: Which Motto for the SWC?

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  • Pactum Serva - Keep the Faith

    1 4.76%
  • Lux et Veritas - Light and Truth

    3 14.29%
  • Salva Veritude - With Truth Preserved

    1 4.76%
  • Salve Veritude - Saving the Truth

    1 4.76%
  • Historia Magistre Vivae - History is our Teacher

    11 52.38%
  • Other - Please Post Below

    4 19.05%
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Thread: SWC Motto and Coin

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    Default SWC Motto and Coin

    I am exploring the options available in producing a Small Wars Council coin. One idea I am toying with right now is inscribing a motto for the Council (in Latin) on the coin. Here are several I’ve been thinking about – let me know what you think and by all means post alternatives.

    If there is enough interest here I’ll narrow down the choices to the top two and post a ‘vote-off’. I am also requesting any information you might have on quality (and reasonably priced) coins – who makes good stuff and does not charge an arm and a leg. Thanks...

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    I'll check and see where the AFROTC Det I work for got their coins. They charge $6 each and they're of pretty good quality. They got them about a year before I took over the civilian side, otherwise I'd have the answer at my fingertips.

    Correction - the Det charges $6 per coin. Still...they can't really do it to make a profit.
    Last edited by Steve Blair; 09-25-2006 at 02:17 PM. Reason: Clarification

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    Default Thanks...

    Much appreciated Steve.

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    Default Ha !

    When I read the thread title, I thought "coin" meant COIN. LOL !

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    Default It's not Latin but???

    Since I received some response from this. Boots on the ground-Eyes on the Population-Mind on the Mission.

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    Default My offer

    "Exempoator est melior quam praecepio"

    Example is better than Precept.

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    Nota Bene: Note well.
    "Law cannot limit what physics makes possible." Humanitarian Apsects of Airpower (papers of Frederick L. Anderson, Hoover Institution, Stanford University)

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    If any of the members are in Korea, they would be able to get coins dirt cheap in Itaewon...

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    Default Coin Source

    We got ours from MTM Coins.
    [HTML]http://www.honorcoins.com/[/HTML]

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    How about, "Do you know what assume really means?"

    Seriously, I favor the history logo...big surprise, I know.

    best
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    Default Love slapout's

    I think the "Boots on the ground..." quote would be an excellent choice, even if a penchant for Latin means it would need to be translated.

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    Boots on the ground-Eyes on the Population-Mind on the Mission, "Tabernus in humus Eyes in Populatio - Mens in Absentis"

    close?

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    Default Have the Latin covered

    My roommate from college teaches Latin at a private high school. He was kind enough to translate "B is a good grade" for my Command & Staff conference group's logo. He works for beer. Fortunately, I have some.

    So the message, not the Latin, is the key.

    Love Slapout's BOG and the history one.... If only we were talking about a giant rodeo belt buckle and could have it all.

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    Got to agree. I voted for history is our teacher.

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    Default Maybe we can

    If it was printed around the circumference of the coin, it might fit?

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    Default It could be doen around the circumference

    My first unit coin had the motto: "When it was too hard for others" inscribed around the edge. A slightly longer inscription is not a hard feat.

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    Default Ovid Quote

    Having reviewed the work done here I keep thinking that a quote from Ovid "It is good to learn, even from one's enemies" would be a good fit for a coin motto.

    We review our actions, and the actions of our enemy to develope new tactics and techniques to accomplish our mission. So learning from our own experiences / actions AND those of our foes seems to be the focus of the SWC.

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    Default Great Response...

    We are moving on the coin (lower case;-). Will let this thread linger for about one more week then post a "top two" poll for the final motto. Thanks again for the response...

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