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California Mexican-American War Memorial

 
 
California Mexican-American War Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, December 28, 2008
1. California Mexican-American War Memorial Marker
Inscription. In memory of the American Servicemen of Hispanic descent and all others who sacrificed their lives to protect the freedoms we enjoy.
 
Erected 1975 by American Mexican War Mothers, September 16, 1975.
 
Location. 38° 34.633′ N, 121° 29.702′ W. Marker is in Sacramento, California, in Sacramento County. Marker is at the intersection of 10th Street and Capital Mall, on the right when traveling south on 10th Street. Click for map. Marker and Monument are located on the grounds of the Jesse M. Unruh State Office Building, across from State Capital Park. Marker is in this post office area: Sacramento CA 95814, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Californiaís Historic Capitol (within shouting distance of this marker); The California Peace Officers Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); California State Capitol Park (within shouting distance of this marker); Jesse M. Unruh State Office Building (within shouting distance of this marker); California State Capitol (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Sisters of Mercy
California Mexican-American War Memorial and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, December 28, 2008
2. California Mexican-American War Memorial and Marker
Marker is located at the base of the monument
(about 600 feet away); a different marker also named Sisters of Mercy (about 600 feet away); Pinus Pinea (about 700 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Sacramento.
 
Also see . . .  California Mexican-American War Memorial. A group of Mexican American women who had lost their sons in World War II, commissioned the sculpture and memorialís construction in 1951. (Submitted on December 30, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.) 
 
Additional comments.
1. Translation of the memorial's original inscription:
"Tribute of Gratitude. Eternal to the heroic soldiers of the Sacramento Valley who offered their lives on the altar of our sacrosant freedoms during the Second World War."
Society of Mexican Mothers,
May 10, 1951.
    — Submitted January 7, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.

 
Additional keywords. Latino
 
Categories. HeroesHispanic AmericansMilitaryWar, World II
 
California Mexican-American War Memorial Sculpture image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, December 28, 2008
3. California Mexican-American War Memorial Sculpture
California Mexican-American War Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, December 28, 2008
4. California Mexican-American War Memorial
Inscription on base of monument
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 2,902 times since then and 136 times this year. Last updated on , by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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