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Theodore Roosevelt Memorial

 
 
Theodore Roosevelt Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, September 23, 2021
1. Theodore Roosevelt Memorial
Inscription.  
"Agressive fighting for the right is the noblest sport the world affords"

Dedicated to the Americanism of Theodore Roosevelt by his comrades of the United Spanish War Veterans Department of New York

The metal in this tablet was taken from the Battleship Maine, destroyed in Havana harbor Feb 15, 1898

The Oregon, Olympia, New York, and Brooklyn, it speaks in peace his doctine which gallant ships thundered in war

One Flag, One Country
The United States of America

(Committee names not transcribed)


 
Erected 1924 by United Spanish War Veterans.
 
Topics and series. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, Spanish-American. In addition, it is included in the U.S.S. Maine Memorial Plaques series list.
 
Location. 40° 34.502′ N, 73° 58.18′ W. Marker is in Brooklyn, New York, in Kings County. Memorial is on Surf Avenue west of Ocean Parkway, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Brooklyn NY 11224, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within
Theodore Roosevelt Memorial - wide view image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, September 23, 2021
2. Theodore Roosevelt Memorial - wide view
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2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Private William J. Hennessy Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); The Cyclone (approx. 0.4 miles away); Wonder Wheel (approx. half a mile away); Pat Auleta Steeplechase Pier (approx. 0.8 miles away); High Water Mark (approx. 0.8 miles away); The Brooklyn Wall of Remembrance and Tribute Walk (approx. 0.8 miles away); Jackie Robinson and Pee Wee Reese Monument (approx. 0.8 miles away); Gravesend (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brooklyn.
 
More about this memorial. The marker is located on the southern edge of Asser Levy park, just a bit west of Ocean Parkway.
 
Theodore Roosevelt Memorial - wider view image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, September 23, 2021
3. Theodore Roosevelt Memorial - wider view
Theodore Roosevelt Memorial dedication plaque image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, September 23, 2021
4. Theodore Roosevelt Memorial dedication plaque
On top of the monument is a dedication plaque indicating that the memorial was presented to the city by the United Spanish War Veterans in 1924.
Spanish War Veterans Encampment plaque image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, September 23, 2021
5. Spanish War Veterans Encampment plaque
One the bottom of the monument is an additional plaque indicating that on that site the 21st Annual Encampment of Spanish American War Veterans was held in July 1924.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 13, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 12, 2021, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 63 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 12, 2021, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.

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