Department of Health, Education and Welfare, USA

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History: This Department existed between 1953-1979.

Coat of arms (crest) of Department of Health, Education and Welfare, USA

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SHIELD: Argent an open book with sanguine binding charged overall with a staff of Aescalapius paleways within an annulet of chain all proper.
CREST: On a wreath argent and sanguine an American bald eagle displayed and wings partially inverted proper.
Below the shield a white scroll inscribed with the motto SPES ANCHORA VITAE in black letters, all on a circular sanguine background within a white band, inner edge white, outer edge sanguine, and inscribed DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, EDUCATION, AND WELFARE U.S.A.


The Motto translates as Hope is the anchor of life.

The Seal and Arms was adopted by Executive Order 10510 on 17 December 1953.

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