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Veracruz in Municipality of Veracruz, Mexico — The Gulf Coast
 

Monument to the Mexican Merchant Marine

 
 
Monument to the Mexican Merchant Marine Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, April 21, 2019
1. Monument to the Mexican Merchant Marine Marker
Inscription.  

Honramos a los marinos mercantes fallecidos en cumplimiento de su labor de surcar los mares para beneficio del país en el ámbito comercial, productivo y económico y queremos que sus actos trasciendan en el tiempo, para que lleguen a las futuras generaciones

English translation:
We honor the members of the Merchant Marine fallen in fulfillment of their work to sail the seas for the commercial, productive and economic benefit of the country and we want their actions to transcend in time, so that they reach future generations
 
Location. 19° 11.634′ N, 96° 7.426′ W. Marker is in Veracruz, in Municipality of Veracruz. Memorial is on Boulevard Manuel Ávila Camacho just north of Villar, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Veracruz 91900, Mexico. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Captain Fernando Siliceo y Torres Merchant Marine Academy (about 210 meters away, measured in a direct line); Monument to 100 years of Jewish Immigration to Mexico (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); Lebanese Immigrants to Mexico
Monument to the Mexican Merchant Marine Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, April 21, 2019
2. Monument to the Mexican Merchant Marine Marker
The marker can be seen to the right of artwork associated with the monument.
(approx. 0.7 kilometers away); "Laying the Breakwater Track" (approx. 0.8 kilometers away); Inauguration of the Port of Veracruz, 1902 (approx. 0.8 kilometers away); Witnesses of the Future (approx. 0.8 kilometers away); Pedro Sainz de Baranda (approx. 0.8 kilometers away); Independence Heroes of Veracruz (approx. 1.1 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Veracruz.
 
Also see . . .  The Potrero del Llano. (Submitted on June 27, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.)
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceWar, World IIWars, Non-USWaterways & Vessels
 
Representative plaques for Mexican Merchant Marine ships lost in World War II image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, April 21, 2019
3. Representative plaques for Mexican Merchant Marine ships lost in World War II
The Potrero del Llano and Faja de Oro were two Mexican oil tankers sunk by Nazi U-boats in the Gulf of Mexico. Their sinking in May 1942 with the loss of 23 members of the Merchant Marine led neutral Mexico to join the Allies and declare war on Germany in June 1942.
A nearby statue of Mexican President Adolfo Ruiz Cortines, 1952-1958 image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, April 21, 2019
4. A nearby statue of Mexican President Adolfo Ruiz Cortines, 1952-1958
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on June 28, 2019. This page originally submitted on June 27, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 34 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 27, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.   4. submitted on June 28, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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