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Veracruz in Municipality of Veracruz, Mexico — The Gulf Coast
 

Death of Aurelio Monfort

 
 
Death of Aurelio Monfort Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, April 22, 2019
1. Death of Aurelio Monfort Marker
Inscription.  

El H. Ayuntamiento de Veracruz rinde homenaje al policía municipal
"Aurelio Monfort"
caído heroicamente en cumplimiento de su deber para con la patria
Victima de las balas del ejercito invasor
el 21 de abril de 1914
Noviembre de 1982

English translation:
The City Council of Veracruz pays tribute to the municipal police officer
Aurelio Monfort, heroically fallen in compliance with his duty to the homeland.
He was a victim of the bullets of the invading army on April 21, 1914
November 1982
 
Erected 1982 by Honorable Ayuntamiento de Veracruz.
 
Location. 19° 12.063′ N, 96° 8.273′ W. Marker is in Veracruz, in Municipality of Veracruz. Marker is on Avenida Ignacio Zaragoza just south of Calle Benito Juárez, on the left when traveling south. 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. Rafael Solana Salcedo (within shouting distance of this marker); The Central Square, Municipal Palace and Cathedral (about 90 meters away, measured in
Death of Aurelio Monfort Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, April 22, 2019
2. Death of Aurelio Monfort Marker
The marker can be seen to the far left on the building seen in this view.
a direct line); First Municipal Council in Mexico (about 90 meters away); The Portal de Miranda Building (about 90 meters away); Manuel Gutiérrez Zamora (about 90 meters away); The Convent of San Francisco (about 90 meters away); The Hemicycle to Juárez (about 120 meters away); Major General Álvaro Obregón (about 150 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Veracruz.
 
Also see . . .  Aurelio Monfort (in Spanish). Monfort was a local policeman who was one of the first to see the US troops coming from the Customs Building across from this point, confronting them with only a pistol. He is considered the first Mexican death in the confrontation with the invading US troops. (Submitted on July 10, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.) 
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 10, 2019. This page originally submitted on July 10, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 38 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 10, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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