Sacramento in Sacramento County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
California Mexican-American War Memorial
Erected 1975 by American Mexican War Mothers, September 16, 1975.
Topics. This historical marker memorial is listed in these topic lists: Heroes • Hispanic Americans • Military • War, World II.
Location. 38° 34.633′ N, 121° 29.702′ W. Marker is in Sacramento, California, in Sacramento County. Marker is at the intersection of 10th Street and Capital Mall, on the right when traveling south on 10th Street. Marker and Monument are located on the grounds of the Jesse M. Unruh State Office Building, across from State Capital Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sacramento CA 95814, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. California’s Historic Capitol (within shouting distance of this marker); The California Peace Officers Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); California State Capitol Park (within shouting distance of this marker); Jesse M. Unruh State Office Building (within shouting distance of this marker); California State Capitol (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Sisters of Mercy (about 600 feet away); a different marker also named Sisters of Mercy (about 600 feet away); Pinus Pinea (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sacramento.
Also see . . . California Mexican-American War Memorial. A group of Mexican American women who had lost their sons in World War II, commissioned the sculpture and memorial’s construction in 1951. (Submitted on December 30, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
1. Translation of the memorial's original inscription:
"Tribute of Gratitude. Eternal to the heroic soldiers of the Sacramento Valley who offered their lives on the altar of our sacrosant freedoms during the Second World War."
Society of Mexican Mothers,
May 10, 1951.
— Submitted January 7, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 30, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 3,098 times since then and 28 times this year. Last updated on January 20, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 30, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.