‘Aim High … Fly-Fight-Win’ to be new Air Force motto

American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON — Incorporating extensive inputs from all ranks and career fields in the development effort, airmen have selected “Aim High … Fly-Fight-Win” as the service’s motto. An enduring statement of airmen’s pride in their service, the motto is a two-part expression — a call to action, with a response of commitment. […]

State mottos: Get ‘em while they’re relevant

By Bob Huber: CNJ Columnist Every state has an antiquated motto, usually a timely little statement such as “Don’t Tread on Me.” But no one understands them except local historians, and you know how they are. So as a public service we here at the Institute for Better Slogans are fostering more up-to-date expressions such […]

State motto, song could use update

By Ned Cantwell: State Columnist Former KOAT-TV reporter Nancy Laflin has been the New Mexico State music czar for three months now and it is a bit disappointing. I still can’t play the violin. Too bad. The brand new director of the brand new created by executive order New Mexico Music Commission will conduct the […]

NM not only state with crummy motto

By Ned Cantwell “Aliena nobis, nostra plus aliis placent.” That is Latin, I’m sure you realize, for “Other people’s things are more pleasing to us, and ours to other people.” Well, maybe. When it comes to state mottos, maybe not. The motto of the state of New Mexico is hardly pleasing to anyone. On the […]