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Receiving Honored Servicemembers and Dignitaries

Honor

 

—Behind These Walls —

 
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By Devry Becker Jones, May 26, 2019
1. Receiving Honored Servicemembers and Dignitaries Marker
Inscription.  Famous and fallen leaders have arrived at the Navy Yard including the body of James Smithson, benefactor of the Smithsonian Institution in 1904. In 1921, the Unknown Soldier from WWI was brought here before burial at Arlington National Cemetery. A generation later in 1958, the Unknown Servicemen from both World War II and the Korean War were brought to the Navy Yard before burial at Arlington National Cemetery.
 
Erected by Naval History and Heritage Command.
 
Location. 38° 52.582′ N, 76° 59.654′ W. Marker is in Navy Yard, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is on M Street Southeast west of 9th 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. Functioning as the Navy's First Research and Development Center (within shouting distance of this marker); Latrobe Gate - Tingey House (within shouting distance of this marker); The Washington Navy Yard (about 300 feet away,
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By Devry Becker Jones, May 26, 2019
2. Receiving Honored Servicemembers and Dignitaries Marker
measured in a direct line); Washington Navy Yard: Maker of Weapons (about 300 feet away); Washington Navy Yard: Serving the Fleet (about 300 feet away); Second Officer's House (about 300 feet away); Leutze Park Gun Collection (about 300 feet away); Optical Tower - Second Officers House (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Navy Yard.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar, KoreanWar, World IWar, World II
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on May 26, 2019. This page originally submitted on November 18, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 30 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 26, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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