Friday, January 20, 2017

Admiral Dewey laid to rest.

Admiral George Dewey, who died on January 16, 1917, was laid to rest on this day.

Dewey was critical to the US's rise to power as a naval power during the Spanish American War.  In some ways the results of that rise were about to play out on an even bigger world stage.

The escort here is an Army and Navy one, with his coffin born on a caisson.

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