Members of SPAR – women’s reserve of the Coast Guard – gathered around a festive table to celebrate Thanksgiving on November 25, 1943. Earlier in the week, they celebrated the first ‘birthday’ of SPAR which was created after President Roosevelt signed Public Law 773 on November 23, 1942. Left to right are Edith Faircloth, Helen Ambler, Alberta Swone, Betty Ayer, Chris Jacobsen, Phyllis Petty, June Barnes.
Coast Guard SPARs’ Thanksgiving, 1943
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