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Veracruz Memorial to the Fallen of Foreign Invasions

 
 
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By J. Makali Bruton, March 24, 2017
1. Veracruz Memorial to the Fallen of Foreign Invasions Marker
This side of the monument is dedicated to the fallen of Veracruz in the Mexican American War of 1847, when General Winfield Scott ordered the city of Veracruz to be bombarded.
Inscription.  
A los caídos en el bombardeo
de San Juan de Ulúa al
Puerto de Veracruz en 1823.

A los defensores
del pueblo Veracruzano en la
"Intervención Francesa de 1838".

A los héroes que ofrendaron su vida
en defensa de la patria en la
"Invasión Norteamericana de 1847"
Aquí yacen restos de Héroes Anónimos
y se rinde memoria a:
Sebastián Holtzing · Manuel Busio Cruz · Ignacio Platas · Félix Valdez · Ambrosio Alcalde · Antonio García · José María Villasanta

Por su patria, lidiando, sucumbieron,
y un templo aquí, de su sepulcro hicieron
“Invasión Norteamericana de 1914”
En este monumento yacen
los restos de:
Cristobal Martínez Zorrilla · Benjamín Gutiérrez · Jorge Alacio Pérez · Antonio Fuentes · Gilberto Gómez · Andrés Montes · Mario Rodriguez Malpica · otros héroes desconocidos.

"Alza, patria, tu grito de victoria y con los fuegos de tu excelso anhelo, a la memoria de tus muertos héroes, levanta un pedestal que llegue al cielo".
Salvador Diaz Miron

"Altar a la Patria"
Por decreto de la Honorable LVII Legislatura del Estado de
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By J. Makali Bruton, March 24, 2017
2. Veracruz Memorial to the Fallen of Foreign Invasions Marker
This face of the monument is dedicated to the fallen from Veracruz during the US invasion of 1914 as they attempted to stop the importation of arms destined for President Huerta.
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Veracruz-Llave
Gaceta Oficial Septiembre 19 de 1998


English translation:
To the fallen in the bombing of San Juan de Ulúa at the Port of Veracruz in 1823.

To the defenders of Veracruz during the "French Intervention of 1838".

To the heroes who offered their lives in defense of the homeland in the "North American Invasion of 1847"
Here lie remains of anonymous heroes
and tribute is given to:
Names of the fallen

For their homeland, fighting, they fell, and a temple here, from their tomb was made
"North American Invasion of 1914"
In this monument lie the remains of:
Names of the fallen

"Give, country, your cry of victory and with the fires of your lofty desire, to the memory of your dead heroes, raise a pedestal that reaches the sky."
Salvador Diaz Miron

"Altar of the Nation"
By the decree of the Honorable 57th Legislature of the State of Veracruz-Llave
Official Gazette of September 19, 1998

 
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Patriots & PatriotismWar, Mexican-AmericanWars, Non-US.
 
Location. 19° 12.014′ N, 96° 8.054′ W. Marker is in Veracruz, in Municipality of Veracruz. Memorial is at the intersection
Veracruz Memorial to the Fallen of Foreign Invasions Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, March 24, 2017
3. Veracruz Memorial to the Fallen of Foreign Invasions Marker
This side of the monument is dedicated to those fallen during the French bombardment of Veracruz in the "Pastry War". This war was caused by France's desire to force Mexico to pay its foreign debt.
of Calle Mariano Arista and Avenida 16 de Septiembre, in the median on Calle Mariano Arista. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Veracruz 91700, Mexico. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Mexican Naval Academy (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Heriberto Jara Corona (about 180 meters away); The Venustiano Carranza Lighthouse (about 180 meters away); The Centenary of the Mexican Constitution (about 210 meters away); Gran Plaza Malecón (about 210 meters away); Julio S. Montero Plaza (about 210 meters away); Lieutenant José Azueta (about 210 meters away); Commemoration of 100 Years of Mexican Marine Unions (about 240 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Veracruz.
 
More about this marker. The monument mentions the four foreign invasions that Veracruz has faced in its history.
 
Veracruz Memorial to the Fallen of Foreign Invasions Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, March 24, 2017
4. Veracruz Memorial to the Fallen of Foreign Invasions Marker
This side is dedicated to the fallen during the Spanish bombardment of Veracruz during the War of Mexican Independence.
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By J. Makali Bruton, March 24, 2017
5. Veracruz Memorial to the Fallen of Foreign Invasions Marker
This additional marker includes a fragment of a poem dedicated to the fallen of Veracruz and its dedication as the "Altar of the Nation".
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By J. Makali Bruton, March 24, 2017
6. Veracruz Memorial to the Fallen of Foreign Invasions Marker
An image of the 1838 French Intervention in Mexico image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, April 23, 2019
7. An image of the 1838 French Intervention in Mexico
This photo was taken at the Museum of the City in Veracruz. The caption reads:

Durante la defensa de Veracruz contra los franceses, Antonio López de Santa Anna perdió una pierna. Litografía, s. XIX. Col. Banco de México.

English translation:
During the defense of Veracruz against the French, Antonio López de Santa Anna lost a leg. Lithography, 19th century. Collection of the Bank of Mexico.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 3, 2019. It was originally submitted on June 12, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 132 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on June 12, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.   7. submitted on August 3, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.

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