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Ambassador Silverstein Honors General Artigas in Fourth of July Celebration

Joined by members of the U.S. military, Ambassador and Mrs. Silverstein laid a wreath at the grave of Uruguay's national hero

Posted: July 5, 2005 VIDEO:    

In a blustery July wind, U.S. Ambassador Martin J. Silverstein and his wife Audrey Silverstein laid a wreath at the monument of Uruguay's founding father, General Jose Gervasio Artigas, in Plaza Independencia to mark the Independence Day of the United States. Flanked by an honor guard of Uruguayan Blandengues Unit and members of the United States Armed Forces, the Ambassador and his wife paid homage to Uruguay’s national hero.

It is a tradition for foreign missions to show respect to Uruguay’s great leader on the occasion of their respective national days. Jose Gervasio Artigas widely admired as a champion of freedom and an important figure in the history of liberty. A monument to him also stands in Washington, D.C.

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Ambassador and Mrs. Silverstein, U.S. military personnel, and Blandengues Honor Guard, at July 4 wreath laying ceremony honoring Uruguay s Founding Father General Jose Artigas. (U.S. Embassy photo by Vince Alongi) (Click here to view larger photo) Ambassador and Mrs. Silverstein, U.S. military personnel, and Blandengues Honor Guard, at July 4 wreath laying ceremony honoring Uruguay s Founding Father General Jose Artigas. (U.S. Embassy photo by Vince Alongi) (Click here to view larger photo)
Ambassador and Mrs. Silverstein, U.S. military personnel, and Blandengues Honor Guard, at July 4 wreath laying ceremony honoring Uruguay s Founding Father General Jose Artigas. (U.S. Embassy photo by Vince Alongi) (Click here to view larger photo) Ambassador and Mrs. Silverstein, U.S. military personnel, and Blandengues Honor Guard, at July 4 wreath laying ceremony honoring Uruguay s Founding Father General Jose Artigas. (U.S. Embassy photo by Vince Alongi) (Click here to view larger photo)
Ambassador and Mrs. Silverstein, U.S. military personnel, and Blandengues Honor Guard, at July 4 wreath laying ceremony honoring Uruguay's Founding Father General Jose Artigas.

Ambassador and Mrs. Silverstein salute U.S. military personnel following wreath laying ceremony honoring General Jose Artigas. (U.S. Embassy photo by Vince Alongi) (Click here to view larger photo) Ambassador and Mrs. Silverstein pause for a moment of reflexion in front of General Jose Artigas tomb. (U.S. Embassy photo by Vince Alongi) (Click here to view larger photo)
Ambassador and Mrs. Silverstein salute U.S. military personnel following wreath laying ceremony honoring General Jose Artigas.Ambassador and Mrs. Silverstein pause for a moment of reflexion
in front of General Jose Artigas' tomb.

 

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