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Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico — Baja (North America)
 

Monumento a los Ninos Héroes / Monument to the Children Heroes

 
 
Monumento a los Ninos Héroes Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Adam Margolis, June 27, 2015
1. Monumento a los Ninos Héroes Marker
Inscription.  
Honor a quien honor merece

En memoria a los jóvenes cadetes del colegio militar que defendieron a México con honor, valor y lealtad el 13 de septiembre de 1847

English translation:
Honor to whom honor is due

In memory of the young cadets of the Military College who defended Mexico with honor, courage and loyalty the 13th of September, 1847
 
Erected 2008.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, Mexican-American.
 
Location. 31° 51.661′ N, 116° 37.532′ W. Marker is in Ensenada, Baja California. Memorial can be reached from Prolongación Castillo. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ensenada BCN 22800, Mexico. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other marker is within walking distance of this marker. La Patria Los Une en la Gloria / In Glory United (about 150 meters away, measured in a direct line).
 
Also see . . .  Battle of Chapultepec (Wikipedia). Although not noted on the memorial explicitly, virtually every
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Mexican would know, simply virtue of the mention of the colegio militar, that the memorial honors the cadets that fought at the Battle of Chapultepec.
Excerpt: The Battle of Chapultepec was a battle between American forces and Mexican forces holding the strategically located Chapultepec Castle just outside Mexico City, fought 13 September 1847 during the Mexican–American War.... Mexican forces, including military cadets of the Military Academy, defended the position at Chapultepec against 2,000 U.S. forces. The Mexicans' loss opened the way for the Americans to take the center of Mexico City.

In Mexican history, the battle is cast as the story of the brave deaths of six cadets, the Niños Héroes, who leapt to their deaths rather than be taken captive, with one wrapping himself in the Mexican flag.... Although it lasted only about 60–90 minutes, the battle has great importance in the histories of both countries.
(Submitted on January 11, 2022.) 
 
Monumento a los Ninos Héroes Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Adam Margolis, June 27, 2015
2. Monumento a los Ninos Héroes Marker
The six obelisks commemorate the six cadets that fell in the Battle of Chapultepec: Juan de la Barrera, Juan Escutia, Agustín Melgar, Fernando Montes de Oca, Vicente Suárez, and Francisco Márquez.
Monumento a los Ninos Héroes Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Adam Margolis, June 27, 2015
3. Monumento a los Ninos Héroes Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 11, 2022. It was originally submitted on January 10, 2022, by Adam Margolis of Mission Viejo, California. This page has been viewed 500 times since then and 57 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 10, 2022, by Adam Margolis of Mission Viejo, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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