Fleet Review a display of patriotism

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Fleet Review a display of patriotism - May 15; .- · ' ' ' ; . ' , · ' '. K REVIKWS...
May 15; .- · ' ' ' ; . ' , · ' '. K REVIKWS BIG U. S. mmm (Continued Froiii First the Navy Daniels, who sat beside him. · · - Allhoogb~^tbeTlay- was -Tdamp chills, with 5 occasional downpours of rain the weather abated In no war the enthusiasm with which ,New greeted the head of the nation. In the foroon he reviewed 1 a land pa rade of 5,000 the and marines sailors 1C from the moment he *et foot on imtfl.after~the luncheon, when he re liafned to the Mayflower tcfreviw fleet, his progress "thrdughont the streets was a continuous ovation, "inarked upon- by \those Who accom panted him as the most enthuBi»s(lc they had witnessed since the President's Inauguration.-* He waa plainly touched by the welcome accorded him. · - , · : Gr*at Spirit «f Patriotism. Everywhere the spirit of patrlotlsn was ln_etWence.. Many men and women seised every opportunity to tell the'Tresident of their support the present IhternaOo""' crisis. Thotf sands stood la tile chfll drizzle the brigade of s'ilors and marines . aarched up aT«nu», ··'· dtulni the afUrnoon^ with a cold 4mp ^ blowing aa«S8 the Hudson, more thronged th« slopes of River side -Drive and, other vantage point to watch the Mayflower as she u J_ , lines of war vessels. The PresWenes luncheon were dous applause. the grim wi at tin tremen "TMs is not an occasion upon It seems to me, that it would be for me to make any r«--»rks,": eaii the President, "but I would depriv myself of a great gratification if I not express my pleasure at beln here, my gratitude for *** ent^nrtid ceptlon which has been accorded m .as the representative of the nation my profound Interest In the navy the United State*. Navy Shows Nation'* Character. "This is an'interest with which apparently "botu. for when I was a youngster and hat ed with my Saowiedge of the aflai. and policies of the United Stvtes. think It is nUtural, insltructive jtidg ment of .t*e eepple.. Stales tfiat they .of the .-Uai!e express thel power appropriately in. an efflcien navy, :and their interest partly, I lieye, because that navy somehow. expected:, to «pref s their character rot wilbjn our own borders where character is understood, but outsid ow border wbere *t Is-lMpcd we occasionally touch others with some slight, vision, of what America began for. "These "quiet ships, lying in the river,' have no suggestion of Muster about them-- no intimation -of slon. They are commended by, men thoughtful of the- duty of citizens well as tbe duty of officers -- men acquainted with the traditions of the great service, to which they belong-men. who know by touch with the Dle of the United States what sort purpose they ought to ' entertain what sort of d'lcretlon they ought «tercise, in order to use -those of force to piOiiiote the interests humanity. Extols Stars and Stripes. . "When I ithink of the nag .which those ships carry, the only touch color about' them, the only thing moves as if it had a settled spirit in their solid structure; it seems that I »«) H;lUsrij«.t« strips of parchment upon which are written the of liberty and juntlre aid strit» of blood Spilled to vindicate those and then, In the corner, * prediction of the blue s«i«fie into what every nation may swim which stands for 61 eat things. " .

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  1. Williamsport Sun-Gazette,
  2. 18 May 1915, Tue,
  3. Page 8

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