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Enlist In the Coast Guard SPARS

Poster with coast guard SPAR with American flag
Description: Poster; by Charles Andres; 1943; Unframed Dimensions 40H X 28W
Accession #: 65-014-AA
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Similar to the Army and Navy women’s reserves, the SPARs were established to release men from stateside service for overseas duty. The Coast Guards Women’s Reserve was created on 23 November 1942. The acronym SPAR is a shortening of the Coast Guard’s motto “Semper Paratus” and its translation “Always Ready”.

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  • Art
Wars & Conflicts
  • World War II 1939-1945
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