Daily Bread for 9.10.15 – 2017

Good morning, Whitewater.

Thursday in Whitewater will bring scattered thunderstorms and a high of seventy-four. Sunrise is 6:19 and sunset 7:13, for 12h 43m 24s of daytime. The moon is a waning crescent with 6.9% of its visible disk illuminated.

The U.S. Marines are seen on parade on Fifth Avenue in New York, 1919. (AP Photo)
The U.S. Marines are seen on parade on Fifth Avenue in New York, 1919. (AP Photo)

On this day in 1919, Gen. Pershing and thousands of his soldiers, victorious against the Central Powers, receive a parade in their honor in New York:

New York lived yesterday probably the last chapter in its history of great military spectacles growing out of the war.

Devoted to honoring General John J. Pershing, Commander in Chief of the American Expeditionary Forces, and to paying tribute to the final array of veteran fighting men to parade down Fifth Avenue, it was a fitting chapter. For the city proved that, though it is ten months since Armistice Day, it has not forgotten either the hosts who fought in France or the man who led them to Victory.

It was the town’s first opportunity to greet the men of the 1st Division, and to let them know it remembered their glorious part in the American Army’s smashing drives at Toul, at Cantigny, at Soissons, at St. Mihiel, and at the Meuse and the Argonne. Likewise, it was the first appearance here of “Pershing’s Own,” that regiment of stalwart veterans picked from the first six regular army divisions in France, which paraded as Pershing’s escort in Paris and in London, as it did here. Altogether, more than 25,000 fighting men were in line.

A vast throng turned out, which stood in places many deep, all along Fifth Avenue from 107th Street to Washington Square. More than that, it was an enthusiastic crowd, as prone to applause and acclaim as any that a spectacle of the war has called forth.

Here’s the Thursday game in Puzzability’s series for the week, Open Admissions:

This Week’s Game — September 7-11
Open Admissions
Here’s a mixed doubles challenge for this week’s U.S. Open. Each day, we started with a word or phrase, added the six letters in U.S. OPEN, and rearranged the remaining letters to get a new phrase. Both pieces are described in each day’s clue, with the shorter one first.
Example:
A bit open; fruits sold near the Boscs and Bartletts
Answer:
Ajar; Anjou pears
What to Submit:
Submit both pieces, with the shorter one first (as “Ajar; Anjou pears” in the example), for your answer.
Thursday, September 10
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