Ciudad de Mexico, Distrito Federal, Mexico — The Central Highlands
Vicente Suarez, Child Hero of Mexico
Vicente Suárez, Niño Héroe
En este lugar murio la mañana
del 13 de Septiembre de 1847, en
defensa de la patria contra la
invasión norteamericana el
cadete del Colegio Militar
Homenaje de la Asociacion
del Heroico Colegio Militar fundada
México, D.F. a 13 de Septiembre de 1970
In this place during the morning of September 13, 1847, while in defense of the homeland against the North American invasion, died the cadet of the Military College
Tribute from the Military College Association founded in 1871
México City, Septembre 13, 1970
Erected 1970 by La Asociación del Heróico Colegio Militar.
Location. 19° 25.232′ N, 99° 10.861′ W. Marker is in Ciudad de Mexico, Distrito Federal. Click for map. In the Bosque de Chapultepec (Chapultepec Park), the marker is on the eastern side of Chapultepec Castle, mounted onto a tower.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sounds in the Distance (a few steps from this marker); The Castle Garden (a few steps from this marker); National Astronomical Observatory of Mexico (within shouting distance of this marker); Juan Escutia, Child Hero of Mexico (within shouting distance of this marker); Chapultepec Hill (within shouting distance of this marker); From the Peak (within shouting distance of this marker); Obelisk of the Children Heroes (within shouting distance of this marker); Monument to the Children Heroes of 1847 (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Ciudad de Mexico.
Regarding Vicente Suarez, Child Hero of Mexico. Vicente Suarez Ferrer was one of many cadets studying at the Colegio Militar (Military College) on Chapultepec Castle when the United States attacked it on September 13, 1847. Together with five other cadets, they are known today as the Niños Héroes (Child Heroes). It is common to see, even today, schools and government buildings in Mexico that carry their names. Vicente died in the initial attack on the Castle as he was posted on sentinel duty. He was 14 years old.
Additional keywords. Chapultepec Castle Castillo
Categories. • Forts, Castles • Patriots & Patriotism • War, Mexican-American •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 304 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on , by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.