Dulce Et Decorum Est Pro Patria Mori - Use As A Motto and Inscription

Use As A Motto and Inscription

The phrase can be found at the front entrance to the Arlington Memorial Amphitheater at the Arlington National Cemetery.

The phrase DULCE ET DECORUM EST PATRIA MORI is carved in the monument commemorating the Battle of Wyoming (Pennsylvania) known as the Wyoming Massacre, July 3rd, 1778, erected July 3rd, 1878.

The phrase is located on the second monument of the Point Lookout Confederate Cemetery in Point Lookout, MD, and at the Confederate Cemetery in the Manassas National Battlefield Park.

The phrase was also prominently inscribed in a large bronze tablet commemorating Cuban patriot Calixto Garcia Iniguez, Major General of the Spanish-American War. The tablet was erected by the Masons where he died at the Raleigh Hotel in Washington, D.C. Today, this tablet resides at the private residence of one of Gen. García's direct descendants.

It is also found on the memorial archway at the entrance of Otago Boys' High School, in Dunedin, New Zealand.

The 'dulce et....' is also written on a plaque on the left wall of main entrance of the Patiala Block, King Edward Medical University. It is to commemorate the sacrifice given by the students and graduates of the institution who gave their lives in First World War fighting for the British Empire.

"Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori" is also the motto of the following organizations:

  • Used as an inscription on the French Monument in Shillong, India for the soldiers of the 26thKhasi Labour Corps who sacrificed their lives for the King and Country during World War I (1917–1918).
  • The Portuguese Army University (Academia Militar) ( )
  • The Royal Grammar School, Newcastle upon Tyne (former motto)
  • The 103rd Ground Reconnaissance Squadron of the Royal Netherlands Army
  • The 10/27 Royal South Australian Regiment of the Royal Australian Infantry Corps adopted "Pro Patria" derived from the above line meaning "For One's Country" as their unit motto.
  • The phrase "Pro Patria" is the motto of the Higgins or O'Huigan clan.
  • "Pro Patria" is also the motto of the Sri Lanka Army as well as being inscribed on the collar insignia of the Royal Canadian Regiment.
  • It appears on a bronze plaque bearing the names of Canadian soldiers lost from the city of Calgary, Alberta, Canada during World War I and World War II at Central Memorial High School's front entrance
  • "Pro Patria Mori" is the name of a solo album by Ian McCulloch of Echo and the Bunnymen, released on 17th May 2012
  • Pro Patria is the name of a popular neighborhood in Caracas, Venezuela.

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