Not only is it a great new tradition in our nation’s military history, but it also proves that critics of former President Donald Trump were embarrassingly wrong about his vision for the country — yet again.
The song, named after Space Force’s motto — “Semper Supra,” or “Always Above” — was revealed during the 2022 Air & Space Forces Association Air, Space and Cyber Conference in National Harbor, Maryland, according to a press release from the U.S. Air Force. Semper Supra was co-created by James Teachenor, a former member of the U.S. Air Force band at the Air Force Academy.
“The song was a long work in progress because I wanted it to encompass all the capabilities that the Space Force offers and its vision,” Teachenor said.
Chief of Space Operations General John “Jay” Raymond assisted in the development of the new battle hymn after former President Donald Trump created Space Force.
“This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to establish a Space Force song that will be part of our culture and heritage for years to come,” Raymond said. “Our traditions are part of the fabric that weave us all together as we execute our missions side-by-side; I will be proud to sing ‘Semper Supra’ alongside my fellow Guardians.”
For cynics, it sounds silly, but stuff like this matters for the nation’s morale and self-esteem. Advancing the idea of American Exceptionalism is a noble one. It is important that we pass on to the next generation of Americans the notion that our country has done, can do, and will do great things that better mankind.
It is even better when those ideals are represented in institutions — such as with battle hymns for each nation’s military branch.
Beyond that, critics should remember that Trump was practically laughed out the door by Democrats, media, and Never Trumpers alike when he first suggested the very idea of Space Force. Then, he signed it into law. Netflix and Steve Carrell made a mediocre parody show about it. Even as it was working its way through the official process of becoming established, former White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki made a sarcastic remark about.
In February 2021, a reporter asked Psaki about the future Space Force, including whether President Joe Biden wanted to keep it.
“Wow. Space Force. It’s the plane of today,” Psaki responded arrogantly. “It is an interesting question. I am happy to check with our Space Force point of contact. I’m not sure who that is. I will find out and see if we have any update on that.”
In response, Rep. Mike Rogers (R-AL), the House Armed Services Committee’s top Republican, demanded that Psaki apologize for the remark.
“It’s concerning to see the Biden administration’s press secretary blatantly diminish an entire branch of our military as the punchline of a joke, which I’m sure China would find funny,” Rogers said at the time. “The Space Force was passed with near unanimous support in Congress, the same type of ‘unity’ President Biden is supposedly working towards. Jen Psaki needs to immediately apologize to the men and women of the Space Force for this disgraceful comment.”
Of course, Americans now know that that “unity” was a farce. Biden considers MAGA Republicans, or a large portion of the country, to be threats to democracy itself. In the end, though, Trump has the last laugh as Space Force not only exists today, but has its very own hymn to go with it.
The song can be heard here:
The moment you’ve all been waiting for: The Space Force has unveiled its official song pic.twitter.com/v6CG3I4sYD
— Dave Brown (@dave_brown24) September 20, 2022
The official lyrics are as follows:
The Official U.S. Space Force Song
We’re the mighty watchful eye,
Guardians beyond the blue,
The invisible front line,
Warfighters brave and true.
Boldly reaching into space,
There’s no limit to our sky.
Standing guard both night and day,
We’re the Space Force from on high.
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