Because of the holiday weekend, we held off on this post until today. But it was 70 years ago, November 23, 1942, that the Coast Guard SPARS was founded. The SPARS were the Coast Guard’s women’s reserve and their name came from the Coast Guard motto Semper Paratus, Always Ready.
This recruitment poster comes from the National Museum of the U.S. Navy at the Navy Yard in Washington, DC.
This is fascinating… I never knew the Coast Guard had a reserve force akin to that of the other branches. Thank you!
Thanks! We’ll have more about the SPARs over the next few days.