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Santiago de Querétaro in Querétaro, Mexico — The Central Highlands (North America)
 

Vicente Guerrero

 
 
Vicente Guerrero Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, October 2, 2016
1. Vicente Guerrero Marker
Inscription.  
“La Patria es Primero”
El pueblo y gobierno de Queretaro dedican este
monumento y plaza civica, al esclarecido
mártir insurgente
General Don Vicente Guerrero
1782-1831,
que compartio triunfos y derrotas con notables
patriotas, como el Generalisimo Don Jose Maria
Morelos, Don Mariano Matamoros,
Don Francisco
Javier Mina, en la lucha por la independencia
nacional.
Queretaro, Qro. 21 de septiembre de 1989
H. Ayuntamiento Constitucional 1988-1991

“Si la salvación de la patria es la causa que lo inflama, ¿Qué, pues le retarda para declararse por la mas pura de todas las causas?”

Don Vicente Ramon Guerrero Saldaña
Nacio el 10 de Agosto de 1782 en Tixtla, Gro.
Murio el 14 de febrero de 1831 en Cuilapan, Oax.
Su vida y sus virtudes son un ejemplo
perenne para los mexicanos de ayer,
de hoy y de siempre.

“Compañeros: este venerable anciano es mi padre, y viene a ofrecerme empleos y recompensas en nombre de los españoles. Yo he respetado y obedecido siempre a mi padre; pero mi patria es primero”…

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translation:

"The Nation Must Come First"
The people and government of Querétaro dedicate this monument and civic plaza, to the enlightened insurgent martyr
General Don Vicente Guerrero
1782 -1831,
who shared triumphs and defeats with notable patriots, such as General José María Morelos, Mariano Matamoros, Francisco Javier Mina, in the struggle for national independence.

Querétaro, Qro. September 21, 1989 - Honorable and Constitutional City Council 1988-1991

"If the salvation of the fatherland is the cause that inflames his passions, then what could possibly prevent him from declaring himself in favor of the purest of all causes?"

Vicente Ramon Guerrero Saldaña
Born on August 10, 1782 in Tixtla, Guerrero
He died on February 14, 1831 in Cuilapan, Oaxaca
His life and virtues are a perennial example for Mexicans of yesterday, today and forever.

"Companions: this venerable old man is my father, and he comes to offer me jobs and money on behalf of the Spaniards. I have always respected and obeyed my father; But my nation must come first "...

 
Erected 1989 by Honorable Ayuntamiento Constitucional 1988-1991 de Querétaro.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraPatriots & PatriotismWars, Non-US. A significant historical date for this entry is February 14, 1831.
 
Location.
Vicente Guerrero Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, October 2, 2016
2. Vicente Guerrero Marker
The scene from Guerrero´s life depicted in this bronze is unclear. The associated quote is from a January 20, 1821 letter from Guerrero to Iturbide, encouraging him to join the insurgent cause against the Spanish.
20° 35.507′ N, 100° 23.699′ W. Marker is in Santiago de Querétaro, Querétaro. Memorial can be reached from Calle Vicente Guerrero Sur close to Calle 16 de Septiembre. The marker and monument are in the center of the Jardin Guerrero (Guerrero Garden), a park bounded by Calles Vicente Guerrero and 16 de Septiembre. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Santiago de Querétaro QUE 76000, Mexico. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Jardín Guerrero / Municipal Palace (a few steps from this marker); Vicente Guerrero Garden (a few steps from this marker); Temple and former Convent of Santa Clara (within shouting distance of this marker); Temple of the Ex-Convent of Santa Clara de Jesus (within shouting distance of this marker); Fountain of Neptune (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); Alley of Matamoros (about 120 meters away); Former hospital of San José de Gracia (about 120 meters away); Benito Juárez in Querétaro (about 150 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Santiago de Querétaro.
 
Vicente Guerrero Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, October 2, 2016
3. Vicente Guerrero Marker
Vicente Guerrero Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, October 2, 2016
4. Vicente Guerrero Marker
This bronze relief depicts Guerrero's father begging him to accept jobs and payments from the Spanish and to not join the insurgent movement. Guerrero's famous reply was that "he always has respected and obeyed his father, but the nation must come first!"
Vicente Guerrero Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, October 2, 2016
5. Vicente Guerrero Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 11, 2019. It was originally submitted on November 29, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana. This page has been viewed 410 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 29, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana.

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