Motto Wanted for Boston Department

Motto Wanted for Boston Department

A recent order issued by Fire Commissioner John R. Murphy of the fire department of Boston, Mass., requested suggestions from members of the department for an appropriate motto for its use. The order reads as follows: “Acting under rule No. 368 of the rules and regulations a member of the Fire Department suggested to the Fire Commissioner that the motto ‘Semper Paratus’ might be inscribed on the walls of the quarters of Engine Company 26-35. The suggestion was made with the idea that this motto could be adopted by the Boston Fire Department. The commissioner found that the motto ‘Semper Paratus’ had already been adopted by another Organization so that it could not be considered. The members of the department are requested to suggest an appropriate motto for the department. The suggestions are to be submitted in writing, signed by the member of the department sending it, and forwarded to the Fire Commissioner at headquarters, Bristol street. All suggestions should be sent on or before the fifteenth day of February, 1921,”

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