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War veterans honored: "Thank you for your Sacrifice"

Ceremonies took place at the British and Central cemeteries to honor all who served and died in the cause of freedom
Posted: November 12, 2004 > President Bush Honors Military Veterans at Arlington Cemetery  

Representatives from Great Britain, United States, Canada, France, Russia, Poland and South Africa gathered yesterday at the British Cemetery in Montevideo to honor the selflessness and courage of their men and women who fought to uphold the values of freedom and democracy around the world. The ceremony continued in the Cementerio Central where French veterans of war were remembered. German, Spanish and Portuguese delegates also attended to pay homage to their sacrifice.

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A U.S. Marine saluting during Veterans Day ceremonies. (U.S. Embassy photo by Vince Alongi) Polish Ambassador Lech Kubiak, U.S. Ambassador Martin J. Silverstein, British Ambassador John Everard, South African DCM K.C. Kapitan, and Mr. David Owe, former Chairman of the Uruguayan-British Legion. (U.S. Embassy photo by Vince Alongi)
Right: Polish Ambassador Lech Kubiak, U.S. Ambassador Martin J. Silverstein, British Ambassador John Everard, South African DCM
K.C. Kapitan, and Mr. David Owe, former Chairman of the Uruguayan-British Legion, look on as U.S. Marine (left) salutes during ceremonies.

British armed forces personnel on parade along with their U.S. counterparts. (U.S. Embassy photo by Vince Alongi) British armed forces personnel on parade along with their U.S. counterparts. (U.S. Embassy photo by Vince Alongi)
British armed forces personnel on parade along with their U.S. counterparts.

U.S. Ambasador Martin J. Silverstein places a memorial cross as British Ambassador John Everard, Polish Ambassador Lech Kubiak, and South African DCM K.C. Kapitan look on. (U.S. Embassy photo by Vince Alongi) RAF Vet and ceremonial piper march by. (U.S. Embassy photo by Vince Alongi)
U.S. Ambasador Martin J. Silverstein places a memorial cross as British Ambassador John Everard, Polish Ambassador Lech Kubiak,
and South African DCM K.C. Kapitan look on. Right: RAF Vet and ceremonial piper march by.

U.S. Ambassador Martin J. Silverstein and British Ambassador John Everard saluting each other. (U.S. Embassy photo by Vince Alongi)U.S. servicemen standing in front of war veteran´s gravesite. (U.S. Embassy photo by Vince Alongi)
Left: U.S. Ambassador Martin J. Silverstein and British Ambassador John Everard saluting each other.
Right: U.S. servicemen standing in front of war veteran's gravesite.

Rows of crosses and poppies bear witness to the sacrifice of those who fought for our freedom. (U.S. Embassy photo by Vince Alongi)
Rows of crosses and poppies bear witness to the sacrifice of those who fought for our freedom.

U.S. servicemen observe the graves of four U.S. sailors stricken by yellow fever off of Montevideo during the early 19th century.  (U.S. Embassy photo by Vince Alongi) U.S. servicemen observe the graves of four U.S. sailors stricken by yellow fever off of Montevideo during the early 19th century.  (U.S. Embassy photo by Vince Alongi)
U.S. servicemen observe the graves of four U.S. sailors stricken by yellow fever off of Montevideo during the early 19th century.

U.S. Marines stand near the gravesite of one their own buried at the British Cemetery. (U.S. Embassy photo by Vince Alongi)French servicemen place wreath at veterans´ tomb in Cementerio Central. (U.S. Embassy photo by Vince Alongi)
Left: U.S. Marines stand near the gravesite of one their own buried at the British Cemetery.
Right: French servicemen place wreath at veterans' tomb in Cementerio Central.

U.S. Ambassador Martin J. Silverstein standing with British Ambassador John Everard, Canadian Ambassador Patricia Fuller, and German Ambassador Volker Anding in front of French memorial tomb. (U.S. Embassy photo by Vince Alongi) U.S. Ambassador Silverstein and German Ambassador Anding share a greeting. (U.S. Embassy photo by Vince Alongi)
Left: U.S. Ambassador Martin J. Silverstein standing with British Ambassador John Everard, Canadian Ambassador Patricia Fuller,
and German Ambassador Volker Anding in front of French memorial tomb.
Right: U.S. Ambassador Silverstein and German Ambassador Anding share a greeting.

Flanked by four war veterans, U.S. Ambassador Martin J. Silverstein, Russian Ambassador Yan Burliay, Canadian Ambassador Patricia Fuller, French Ambassador Laurent Joseph Rapin, Spanish Ambassador Fernando Valderrama, British Ambassador John Everard, German Ambassador Volker Anding, Portuguese Ambassador Tomas Vila Garrido, and Polish Ambassador Lech Kubiak. (U.S. Embassy photo by Vince Alongi)
Flanked by four war veterans, U.S. Ambassador Martin J. Silverstein, Russian Ambassador Yan Burliay, Canadian Ambassador
Patricia Fuller, French Ambassador Laurent Joseph Rapin, Spanish Ambassador Fernando Valderrama, British Ambassador
John Everard, German Ambassador Volker Anding, Portuguese Ambassador Tomas Vila Garrido, and Polish Ambassador Lech Kubiak.

 
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