US ARC Ruler and Patch . FLU4816


American Red Cross (ARC) small ruler Knoxville Business College with ARC patch. 6 inch ruler. Most likely 1940s-1960s era. Worn condition.


Additional Notes: The American Red Cross (ARC) involvement in WW2 preceded the entrance of the U.S. into the conflict. When hostilities began in Europe in 1939, the Red Cross became the chief provider of relief supplies for the civilian victims of conflict distributed by the Geneva-based International Red Cross Committee. In February of 1941, the Red Cross responded to a request by the U.S. government to begin a Blood Donor Service to produce lifesaving plasma for the armed forces in anticipation of America’s entry into the war. After the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, the Red Cross quickly mobilized a volunteer and staff force to fulfill the mandates of its 1905 congressional charter requiring that the organization “furnish volunteer aid to the sick and wounded of armies in time of war” and to “act in matters of voluntary relief and in accord with the military and naval authorities as a medium of communication between the people of the United States of America and their Army and Navy.”


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Weight 7 oz
Dimensions 6 × 4 × 1 in

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