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Teddy Roosevelt Meets JPJ

President Roosevelt used the commemoration of Jones' body at Annapolis on April 24, 1907 to popularize his plans to greatly expand the American naval fleet. (Click to read his speech) The top picture shows Roosevelt at the podium above the flag draped coffin. The second photo shows the large crowd in attendance.

Photo from US Government report, 1907

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