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The Embassy commemorates Memorial Day in Montevideo

Flag raising in embassy courtyard honors those who died in service

June 3, 2004


The U.S. Embassy community commemorated Memorial Day Tuesday (June 1) by raising the U.S. flag, singing the “Star Spangled Banner” and “American the Beautiful” in the courtyard outside the embassy.

Ambassador Martin J. Silverstein, accompanied by his wife, Audrey, officiated, and requested a moment of silence. Community Liaison Office Coordinators Sarina Penn and Renee Savastuk read comments on Memorial Day written by a Doorgunner on a Blackhawk Helicopter with the U.S. Army's 10th Mountain Division, serving in Operation Restore Hope, Somalia, Africa. For text, visit: http://www.geocities.com/Pentagon/Base/9299/memorialday.html.

Boy Scouts from Troop 908 and Cub Scouts from Pack 3908 in Montevideo led the community in saying “The Pledge of Allegiance.” The ceremony was closed with the song, “Taps.”


Ambassador and Mrs. Silverstein listen to "The Star Spangled Banner." Marines raise the flag as Ambassador and Mrs. Silverstein and Deputy Chief of Mission Williard watch.

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