USCG Auxiliary Poem Submission – The Auxiliarist

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

The Auxiliarist
By Auxiliarist Jeremy Davis

I am an Auxiliarist,
I am a proud Guardian of our Nation’s waterways.

I am an Auxiliarist,
I am a dedicated servant of the American people in the classroom, in the air, and on the water.

I am an Auxiliarist,
I choose to serve, without pay, to the fullest extent of my skills and abilities.

I am an Auxiliarist,
I work late hours and early mornings, away from my friends and family as we endeavor to make our country safer.

I am an Auxiliarist,
I take time away from my career to travel across town or country to train and perform my duties.

I am an Auxiliarist,
I wear my uniform with pride alongside my active duty “Gold Side” brothers and sisters.

I am a volunteer,
I am Semper Paratus,
I am a United States Coast Guard Auxiliarist.

Auxiliarist Jeremy Davis is presented with his Flotilla Commander shoulder boards by his wife Crystal and daughter Savanna after being sworn in as the 2014 Flotilla Commander in Oklahoma City. USCG Auxiliary Photo by Elizabeth Caplan.

Auxiliarist Jeremy Davis is presented with his Flotilla Commander shoulder boards by his wife Crystal and daughter Savanna after being sworn in. USCG Auxiliary Photo by Elizabeth Caplan.

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  1. wilmer silva says:

    Whaoo great poem God Bless you all people, We are so proud to be a US Coast Guard Auxiliary, Proud to Serve and Proud to be a Volunteer Warrior…Proud to Serve and Proud to live…” SEMPER PARATUS “…
    U.S.Coast Guard Auxiliary from The Flotilla 1-08 Cabo Rojo Puerto Rico
    Thanks for that beautiful poem and the Strong deeper message inside…God Bless The U. S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Program Service…

    Wilme A. Silva
    FSO / MT,VE.IT

  2. Art Silver says:

    At age 88 I look back with pride at my over 20 years of voluntary service with the USCG Auxiliary. I feel that I gained more than I gave. After retiring from my cardiothoracic surgical practice I found purpose, meaningful service and adventure with the Coast Guard. I am grateful for the training and the opportunities offered by the Auxiliary and I have terrific memories which fill me with pride.
    Thank you.

    Arthur W. Silver, M.D., M.P.H., FACS

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