The Embassy commemorates Memorial Day in Montevideo
Marines, Office of Defense Cooperation,
along with Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts hold ceremony at British
June 3, 2004
A group of U.S. Marines and
other military from the U.S. Embassy arranged for five tombstones
to be made for U.S. veterans buried at the British Cemetery,
The tombstones had deteriorated over the
years, according to Cdr. Vincent Lambert of the Office of
Defense Cooperation at the embassy.
Members of the U.S. military in Montevideo
delivered the tombstones Thursday (May 27) and conducted
a short ceremony to recognize the soldiers on Memorial Day.
Boy Scout Troop 908 and Cub Scout Pack 3908 in Montevideo
placed flags on the graves of all U.S. veterans in the cemetery.
Gunnery Sgt. Wesley Moran watches while
a Cub Scout places a flag on a U.S. soldier's grave.
Marines, Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts show
a new headstone for U.S. soldier at the British Cemetery.