Logo & Dictum


Our logo incorporates the six-star rank insignia that has been designed, even proposed for use, but has never been formally approved for, or worn by, any member of the U.S. Armed Forces. We chose to use this six-star insignia as part of our logo for a specific reason.

Starting at the top and moving clockwise, each star has within it an emblem created for MHOH to represent each of the five military forces that make up the U.S. Armed Forces. The emblems are displayed in the order of the military force's formation, from oldest to newest:

  1. Army (14 June 1775)
  2. Navy (13 October 1775)
  3. Marine Corps (10 November 1775)
  4. Coast Guard (4 August 1790)
  5. Air Force (18 September 1947)

The center star contains MHOH’s representation of the Seal of President of the United States, who serves as the Commander-in-Chief of all the U.S. Armed Forces.

The Latin dictum created for the MHOH is Mementō Semper which translates to 'Remember Always.'

George Washington's Speech Resigning as Commander-in Chief


While I repeat my obligations to the Army in general, I should do injustice to my own feelings not to acknowledge in this place the peculiar Services and distinguished merits of the Gentlemen who have been attached to my person during the War. It was impossible the choice of confidential Officers to compose my family should have been more fortunate. Permit me Sir, to recommend in particular those, who have continued in Service to the present moment, as worthy of the favorable notice and patronage of Congress.

I consider it an indispensable duty to close this last solemn act of my Official life, by commending the Interests of our dearest Country to the protection of Almighty God, and those who have the superintendence of them, to his holy keeping.

Having now finished the work assigned me, I retire from the great theater of Action; and bidding an Affectionate farewell to this August body under whose orders I have so long acted, I here offer my Commission, and take my leave of all the employments of public life.

Annapolis, Maryland
23 December 1784

General George Washington

The Whitehouse in 1800