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Posted 10 months ago

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SpunkysMom
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I got these with the others, these are the only military ones I purchased. The gunners aboard the USS Battleship New York is dated 1917, no date on the military parade in New York which is also a favorite.

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  1. vetraio50 vetraio50, 10 months ago
    19070 - One of New York's Most Stupendous Military Spectacles When Thirty-eight Thousand Men Parade in Honor of Her Citizen Soldiers.

    On one of the listings of this card there is this suggestion:
    PARADE OF RAINBOW DIVISION SOLDIERS in NEW YORK CITY?

    That would make it December 1917.
    "Rainbow" Division Parading in Honor of New York's Citizen Soldiers This parade was given in New York in honor of the city's citizen soldiers. The quota of the metropolis in the first draft was 38,621 men. The uniformed troops parading before us are from the 42nd ("Rainbow") Division, which was in training at that time at Camp Mills, Long Island, near New York. The Rainbow Division, so named because it was made up of picked regiments or companies from 26 States of the Union and the District of Columbia, was the second National Guard division to be sent across, the 26th ("Yankee") Division, of New England, preceding it by a few days. The men of the Rainbow gave a splendid account of themselves in the Champagne defensive, The Marne counter-offensive, and St. Mihiel, in the Meuse-Argonne, and on other battlefield. At the time the men of the Rainbow Division were in training, very few of our American soldiers had been tried on the field of war-stricken Europe. Their success in war was a matter of conjecture and hope. That hope was quickly realized and the American boys made splendid soldiers. The Yankee ingenuity, the fearless fighting, and the splendid spirit shown by the American soldiers were large factors in driving the enemy back and winning the war. When thousands of young men were drafted into the service of their country, it was felt to be a very solemn occasion. Every one felt that these young men were a sacrifice offered up for the safety of the nation, and while such a parade as this was cheered and cheered, deep in the hearts of the people lay a feeling of reverence and of high resolve that these should not "suffer in vain." [handwritten text] Eastern U.S.
    http://callimachus.org/cdm/compoundobject/collection/p131301coll1/id/95

    Anosther aside:
    "In December 1917, when Colonel Hayward's men had departed from New York City, they had not been permitted to participate in the farewell parade of New York's National Guard, the so-called Rainbow division. The reason Hayward was given was that "black is not a color in the Rainbow." Now Colonel Hayward pulled every political string he could to assure his men would be rewarded with a victory parade when they came home in February 1919. Crowds thronged New York City's Fifth Avenue as the 369th marched to the music of their now- famous regimental jazz band leader, James Reese Europe. After the parade, city officials honored the troops at a special dinner. What kind of America had they come home to?"
    http://www.archives.gov/education/lessons/369th-infantry/

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