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San Miguel de Cozumel in Municipality of San Miguel de Cozumel, Quintana Roo, Mexico — The Southeast (Yucatan Peninsula)
 

Cozumel's Tribute to the Defenders of the Nation

 
 
Cozumel's Tribute to the Defenders of the Nation Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, January 15, 2017
1. Cozumel's Tribute to the Defenders of the Nation Marker
Inscription.
Cozumel
Rinde homenaje a los
Defensores de la Patria
en el centenario de la primera
Invasión Norteamericana
Septiembre 13 de 1947.

Reversa:
Teniente Juan de la Barrera · Cadete Juan Escutia · Cadete Agustin Melgar · Cadete Francisco Marquez · Cadete Fernando Montes de Oca · Cadete Vicente Suárez · Teniente José Azueta · Cadete Virgilio Uribe

English translation:
Cozumel gives tribute to the Defenders of the Nation on the 100th anniversary of the first Invasion by the United States of America
September 13, 1947.

Reverse:
Names of the fallen cadets from the 1846-1848 Mexican-American War and from the 1914 Invasion of Veracruz

 
Erected 1947.
 
Location. 20° 30.626′ N, 86° 57.028′ W. Marker is in San Miguel de Cozumel, Quintana Roo, in Municipality of San Miguel de Cozumel. Marker is at the intersection of Avenida Rafael Melgar and Calle 1 Sur, in the median on Avenida Rafael Melgar. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: San Miguel de Cozumel, Quintana Roo 77609, Mexico.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Benito Juárez García (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); The First Mass Celebrated in Mexico
Cozumel's Tribute to the Defenders of the Nation Marker Reverse image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, January 15, 2017
2. Cozumel's Tribute to the Defenders of the Nation Marker Reverse
(approx. 0.2 kilometers away); General Rafael E. Melgar (approx. half a kilometer away); Monument to Gonzálo Guerrero (approx. 0.9 kilometers away); The Arrival of the Spanish in Cozumel (approx. 1.3 kilometers away); Tribute to the 201st Squadron of the Mexican Expeditionary Force (approx. 1.4 kilometers away); Lockheed T-33. (approx. 1.4 kilometers away); North American T-28A Trojan (approx. 1.5 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Miguel de Cozumel.
 
Regarding Cozumel's Tribute to the Defenders of the Nation. There are many of these types of monuments throughout Mexico that give tribute to the six "Children Heroes" (Niños Heroes), the Mexican military cadets that faced U.S. troops during the Battle of Chapultepec in 1847 during the Mexican-American War and died. This monument is interesting in that it also includes two additional names of Mexican military cadets that were killed during the U.S. invasion and occupation of Veracruz in 1914.
 
Categories. Wars, Non-US
 
Cozumel's Tribute to the Defenders of the Nation Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, January 15, 2017
3. Cozumel's Tribute to the Defenders of the Nation Marker
A flagpole flanked by statues of two eagles can be seen in the distance behind the marker and monument.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 30, 2017. This page originally submitted on February 8, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 133 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 8, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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