Coast Guard SPARS
|Original Artwork for SPARS Recruiting Poster|
J. di Valentin
The Mariners' Museum,
Gift of the U.S. Coast Guard
In 1942, legislation was passed to create the U.S.
Coast Guard Women's Reserve, or SPARS (an acronym taken from
the Coast Guard motto "Semper Paratus, Always Ready"). As
with the U.S. Navy, the SPARS were intended to relieve men from shore
duty. Between 1942 and 1946, more than 10,000 women volunteered for
service. The new recruits were trained at colleges such as Texas A&M,
Iowa State Teachers' College, and Hunter College in New York.
|SPAR Recruiting Poster
The Mariners' Museum
The painting of the SPAR was created for
the background of this poster.
|Serve with the SPARS, Women's
Reserve Coast Guard
The Mariners' Museum, Gift of
the U.S. Navy
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