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U.S. Armed Forces Day Celebrated

On the third Saturday of May the United States honors all branches of the U.S. armed forces

Posted: June 2, 2005

On May 20, 2005, members of the U.S. and Uruguayan armed forces celebrated U.S. Armed Forces Day. Approximately 120 people from the Uruguayan and United States armies, air forces, and navies gathered at the estancia La Redención on Rte 5, north of Montevideo, to commemorate the occasion.

The senior Uruguayan military officers present at the celebration were: Uruguayan Army General Wins and General Grossi, Uruguayan Navy Vice Admiral Daners, Uruguayan Air Force General Bonelli. The Senior U.S. defense representative, Colonel Maria L. Cordero presided over the ceremony.


US Colors, US Armed Forces Service Flags and Uruguayan National Flag

Armed Forces Day Cake.

US ODC Officers cutting the cake (left to right: LTC Anderson, Col. Cordero, CDR White)

Commander White and Uruguayan Navy Capitan Sorrenti.

U.S. Office of Defense Cooperation Chief, Colonel Maria L. Cordero and Senior Uruguayan military officers.



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