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Serving as the City's Diplomatic Gateway

Diplomacy

 

—Behind These Walls —

 
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By Devry Jones, November 17, 2018
1. Serving as the City's Diplomatic Gateway Marker
Inscription.  Before air travel, the Navy Yard was the ceremonial gateway to the nation's capital. In 1860, the first Japanese diplomatic mission was welcomed to the United States in an impressive pageant here. Great Britain's George VI and Queen Elizabeth (shown in this picture) arrived at the Yard to visit President Franklin Roosevelt in 1939. Many Presidential Yachts were moored at the Yard including the USS Mayflower (1905-1929), USS Sequoia (1933-1977), USS Potomac (1933-1945) and USS Williamsburg (1945-1953).
 
Erected by Naval History and Heritage Command.
 
Location. 38° 52.587′ N, 76° 59.746′ W. Marker is in Navy Yard, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is on M Street Southeast east of 7th Street Southeast, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1014 N Street Southeast, Washington DC 20003, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Teaching Sailors for the Fleet (within shouting distance of this marker); Washington Navy Yard: Maker of Weapons (within shouting distance
Serving as the City's Diplomatic Gateway Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Jones, November 17, 2018
2. Serving as the City's Diplomatic Gateway Marker
of this marker); Washington Navy Yard: Serving the Fleet (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Serving as an Arsenal and Gun Factory (about 300 feet away); Latrobe Gate - Tingey House (about 300 feet away); The Washington Navy Yard (about 400 feet away); Leutze Park Gun Collection (about 400 feet away); Receiving Honored Servicemembers and Dignitaries (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Navy Yard.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on March 23, 2019. This page originally submitted on November 18, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 25 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 18, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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