For much of its short life span, the Space Force has been using a clip of the 1901 John Philip Sousa march, “The Invincible Eagle” as its official anthem. As of Sept. 20, 2022, Sousa is out because the U.S. military’s newest branch of service now has an official song, called “Semper Supra.”
Semper Supra is Latin for “always above” and is the official Space Force motto. The song dropped at the Air Force Association’s Air, Space & Cyber Conference at National Harbor, Maryland. It was soon released to Twitter, where listeners were less than thrilled with the arrangement. Many thought it was a parody or a joke.
“The best songs always come from reading whitepapers and reviewing the capabilities, mission, and vision of the subject,” Twitter user Kris Johnson remarked, referring to the songwriter’s inspiration. ..
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