"On guard at the big cornerstone stood six Continental soldiers in cocked hats and the old time buff uniform, while the Old Brooklynites, each with a blue badge pinned to his coat, crowded the rows of seats which had been provided for them."
Internment of Martyrs' Bones 1900
"The naval heroes of today who are the nation's pride are one with these naval heroes whose martyred bones you so sacredly and tenderly preserve and to whom you now do these deserved honors. We in this generation have seen men who died that their country might live. We honor today the men who died to give their country birth, and with it the birthright of freedom."