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U.S. Embassy Montevideo remembers President Reagan

Embassy closed Friday; activities commemorate the 40th U.S. president after his death June 5.

June 10, 2004

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President Ronald ReaganThe U.S. Embassy in Montevideo is remembering President Ronald Reagan, with speeches, visits and a condolence book. Reagan, who was the 40th president of the United States, died Saturday, June 5, at the age of 93. The Embassy will be closed for a National Day of Mourning for the president's funeral on Friday (June 11).

Ambassador Martin J. Silverstein, spoke about President Reagan before the embassy staff at a farewell event on Monday (June 7).

A book of condolences was placed in the lobby of the embassy June 7 to 11. Many Uruguayan and international dignitaries and U.S. citizens in Montevideo stopped by to sign the book.

The U.S. Embassy will continue to honor the former president with upcoming events. On Thursday (June 16) the aircraft carrier, the USS Ronald Reagan will be in Punta Del Este, Uruguay.

And later this month the embassy is sponsoring a visit by Frank Donatelli, former political director in the Reagan White House and current chairman of the Reagan Ranch Board of Governors.

Other links:

White House report, June 5: Former President Ronald Reagan dies
President Bush officially informs the U.S. Congress of the death of former President Ronald Reagan (June 8).

Press Release: Embassy closed
Press Release: Condolence book in U.S. Embassy lobby
Biography of Frank Donatelli
USS Reagan information

Ambassador Martin J. Silverstein speaks to U.S. Embassy employees on the death of President Reagan. Condolences book in the U.S. Embassy lobby.
AP World Wide Photos : President Reagan's casket is carried by the military honor guard of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, Calif. USS Ronald Reagan





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