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Veterans Day Activities in Montevideo

All who served the cause of freedom remembered

Posted: November 13, 2005 Related material: Lest We Forget  

British, Canadian, French and U.S. diplomats joined the Uruguayan branch of the Royal British Legion to commemorate the end of World War I and to honor all who served the cause of freedom throughout modern history at a ceremony held in Montevideo's British Cemetery on November 11, 2005.

The day has different names in different countries, but its purpose is the same everywhere it is observed. Great Britain celebrates November 11 as Armistice Day, with special observances to celebrate the armistice that ended World War I. France also calls it Armistice Day. In Canada, it is called Remembrance Day, and in the U.S., Veterans Day is celebrated to honor all men and women who have served in the armed services. Whether called Armistice Day, Remembrance Day or Veterans Day, it remains a time to recognize those who fought for freedom and to renew our commitment to peace.

As part of other Veterans Day activities in Montevideo, members of Boy Scouts Troop 908 paid tribute on November 10 to fallen U.S. service personnel buried in the British Cemetery (see related article), and the Holy Trinity Cathedral held a Remembrance Day service on Sunday, November 13.

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Ambassadors Laurent-Joseph Rapin of France, left, and Patricia Fuller of Canada, stand with members of the Royal British Legion, the U.S. Chargé D´Affaires and Mrs. Nealon, while British Ambassador Hugh Salvesen delivers his Armistice Day message during a ceremony held in Montevideo´s British Cemetery, November 11, 2005. (U.S. Embassy photo by Vince Alongi)
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British Ambassador Hugh Salvesen delivering his Armistice Day message during a ceremony held in Montevideo´s British Cemetery, November 11, 2005. (U.S. Embassy photo by Vince Alongi)
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British Ambassador Hugh Salvesen, right, delivering his Armistice Day message during a ceremony held in Montevideo's British Cemetery, November 11, 2005. Ambassadors Laurent-Joseph Rapin of France, left, and Patricia Fuller of Canada, stand with members of the Royal British Legion, the U.S. Chargé D'Affaires and Mrs. Nealon.


U.S. Chargé D´Affaires and Mrs. Nealon, left, standing next to British Cemetery Administrator George Roper and Royal British Legion Chairman Fedor Jaugust, pay tribute as piper Gonzalo Rodriguez plays Reveille during lowering of the flag ceremony at Montevideo´s British Cemetery, November 11, 2005. The flag bearer is LT CDR Leonard Webster of the Uruguayan Navy. (U.S. Embassy photo by Vince Alongi)
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U.S. Chargé D'Affaires and Mrs. Nealon, left, standing next to British Cemetery Administrator George Roper and Royal British Legion Chairman Fedor Jaugust, pay tribute as piper Gonzalo Rodriguez plays Reveille during the lowering of the flag ceremony. The flag bearer is LT CDR Leonard Webster of the Uruguayan Navy.

Ambassador Laurent-Joseph Rapin of France, left, delivering his Armistice Day message in Montevideo´s Cementerio Central, November 11, 2005. (U.S. Embassy photo by Vince Alongi)
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Ambassador Laurent-Joseph Rapin of France, left, delivering his Armistice Day message in Montevideo's Cementerio Central.
 
 
 


U.S. Chargé D´Affaires James Nealon, Ambassadors Laurent-Joseph Rapin of France, Patricia Fuller of Canada, and Hugh Salvesen of Britain, pay tribute to fallen French servicemen in Montevideo´s Cementerio Central, November 11. 2005. (U.S. Embassy photo by Vince Alongi)
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U.S. Chargé D´Affaires James Nealon, Ambassadors Laurent-Joseph Rapin of France, Patricia Fuller of Canada, and Hugh Salvesen of Britain, pay tribute to fallen French servicemen in Montevideo´s Cementerio Central, November 11. 2005.

U.S. Chargé D´Affaires and Mrs. Nealon pause to reflect in front of the French servicemen´s tomb during Armistice Day celebration in Montevideo´s Cementerio Central, November 11, 2005. (U.S. Embassy photo by Vince Alongi)
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U.S. Chargé D'Affaires and Mrs. Nealon pause to reflect in front of the French servicemen's tomb during Armistice Day celebration in Montevideo's Cementerio Central, November 11, 2005.
 


Bishop Miguel Tamayo leads congregation into prayer during Remembrance Day service at Holy Trinity Cathedral in Montevideo, November 13, 2005. (U.S. Embassy photo by Vince Alongi)
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British Ambassador Hugh Salvesen places a wreath during the act of Remembrance and Prayer held at Holy Trinity Cathedral, November 13, 2005. (U.S. Embassy photo by Vince Alongi)
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British Ambassador Hugh Salvesen, right, places a wreath of red poppies during the act of Remembrance and Prayer held at Holy Trinity Cathedral in Montevideo, Sunday, November 13, 2005. Bishop Miguel Tamayo, left, led the congregation into prayer.


U.S. Chargé D´Affaires James Nealon reading from a hymn book while flags move to the front for the Recessional during Remembrance Day ceremony at Holy Trinity Cathedral, Sunday, November 13, 2005. (U.S. Embassy photo by Vince Alongi)
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U.S. Chargé D'Affaires James Nealon reading from a hymn book while flags move to the front for the Recessional during Remembrance Day ceremony at Holy Trinity Cathedral, Sunday, November 13, 2005.

The British School´s Young Choir led by Mrs. Renée Zanoni sang during Remembrance Day ceremony at Holy Trinity Cathedral, Sunday, November 13, 2005. (U.S. Embassy photo by Vince Alongi)
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The British School's Young Choir led by Mrs. Renée Zanoni sang during Remembrance Day ceremony at Holy Trinity Cathedral, Sunday, November 13, 2005.


Canadian Ambassador Patricia Fuller and her husband with Mrs. Salvesen and British Ambassador Hugh Salvesen are greeted by Bishop Miguel Tamayo during Remembrance Day ceremony at Holy Trinity Cathedral, Sunday, November 13, 2005. (U.S. Embassy photo by Vince Alongi)
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Canadian Ambassador Patricia Fuller and her husband with Mrs. Salvesen and British Ambassador Hugh Salvesen are greeted by Bishop Miguel Tamayo during Remembrance Day ceremony at Holy Trinity Cathedral, Sunday, November 13, 2005.

U.S. Chargé D´Affaires James Nealon greeted in Sharing the Peace act during Remembrance Day ceremony at Holy Trinity Cathedral, Sunday, November 13, 2005. (U.S. Embassy photo by Vince Alongi)
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U.S. Chargé D'Affaires James Nealon greeted in Sharing the Peace act during Remembrance Day ceremony at Holy Trinity Cathedral, Sunday, November 13, 2005.
 



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