Monday, March 5, 2012

ABBY is Sempre Paratus!

Coast Guard Station Merrimack River’s dog, Abby, “stands the watch” with a station crew member, Jan. 26, 2012. Coast Guard mascots have served just as their human counterparts have, with courage, honor and are "Always Ready" to go to those in need of assistance. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Connie Terrell.

The young men and women of the US coast guard are always ready to help in a moments notice no matter what the situation. These selfless individuals put the needs of others before their own safety. Their motto Sempre Paratus "always ready" should be reassuring to us all that they will be there when we need them. They are human just like everyone else. They have families, love pets, get lonely when away from their families,and feel the pain of the loss of one of their colleagues, yet they put all that aside to serve and protect.  Just "So Others May Live!" God speed Coasties.
when you are in my port we always have room at our inn for you.

Thank you for being there when we need you! Abby is always ready.


  1. What a terrific post! Abby is both beautiful and courageous!

  2. A salute to Abby, and other working dogs (canine and human) who keep us all a bit safer!