U.S. Embassy Montevideo remembers President
Embassy closed Friday; activities commemorate
the 40th U.S. president after his death June 5.
June 10, 2004
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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.