“V is for Virginia” [broadside]

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VMHC_Broadside.1944.4VHS rsz.jpg

Title

“V is for Virginia” [broadside]

Description

In 1944, military leaders struggled to maintain troop levels as casualties mounted in World War II. The Navy Women’s Reserve Act, signed into law in 1942, authorized women to become part of the group called Women Accepted for Volunteer Service—commonly known as WAVES.

By 1945, some 86,000 reservists were on duty. Women served in myriad roles during the war, running the gamut from clerks and drivers to machinists and radio operators, as well as doctors, engineers, and attorneys.

This Richmond broadside encourages women to volunteer to become part of the “all-Virginia WAVES group.”

Text:

"V is for VIRGINIA, the Old Dominion State which has given so generously of her men and women in every cause of justice, righteousness, and democracy. 

V is for VICTORY, which requires the energy and effort of every man and woman to bring the war to a quick and sure end. 

V is for VOLUNTEER, as in Virginia Victory Volunteers, the all-Virginia WAVES group in which Virginia women are enlisting during August and September 1944 to achieve the Victory we all desire. 

Investigate YOUR opportunity today!
Volunteer at any U.S. Navy Recruiting Station or Office of Naval Officer Procurement;
(5th & Cary Sts., Richmond 19, Va.)

Creator

United States Navy

Source

Broadside Collection, Call Number 1944:4, Library of the Virginia Museum of History & Culture, Virginia Historical Society

Date

1944

Contributor

Virginia Museum of History & Culture, Virginia Historical Society

Rights

NO COPYRIGHT - UNITED STATES
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Acknowledgement of the Virginia Historical Society as a source is requested.

Citation

United States Navy, ““V is for Virginia” [broadside],” Social Welfare History Image Portal, accessed June 17, 2019, https://images.socialwelfare.library.vcu.edu/items/show/459.