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Veracruz Memorial to the Fallen of Foreign Invasions

 
 
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By J. Makali Bruton, March 24, 2017
1. Veracruz Memorial to the Fallen of Foreign Invasions Marker
This side of the monument is dedicated to the fallen of Veracruz in the Mexican American War of 1847, when General Winfield Scott ordered the city of Veracruz to be bombarded.
Inscription.
A los caídos en el bombardeo
de San Juan de Ulúa al
Puerto de Veracruz en 1823.

A los defensores
del pueblo Veracruzano en la
"Intervención Francesa de 1838".

A los héroes que ofrendaron su vida
en defensa de la patria en la
"Invasión Norteamericana de 1847"
Aquí yacen restos de Héroes Anónimos
y se rinde memoria a:
Sebastián Holtzing · Manuel Busio Cruz · Ignacio Platas · Félix Valdez · Ambrosio Alcalde · Antonio García · José María Villasanta

Por su patria, lidiando, sucumbieron,
y un templo aquí, de su sepulcro hicieron
“Invasión Norteamericana de 1914”
En este monumento yacen
los restos de:
Cristobal Martínez Zorrilla · Benjamín Gutiérrez · Jorge Alacio Pérez · Antonio Fuentes · Gilberto Gómez · Andrés Montes · Mario Rodriguez Malpica · otros héroes desconocidos.

"Alza, patria, tu grito de victoria y con los fuegos de tu excelso anhelo, a la memoria de tus muertos héroes, levanta un pedestal que llegue al cielo".
Salvador Diaz Miron

"Altar a la Patria"
Por decreto de la Honorable LVII Legislatura del Estado de Veracruz-Llave
Gaceta Oficial Septiembre 19 de 1998


English translation:
To the fallen in the bombing of San Juan de Ulúa at the Port of Veracruz in 1823.
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By J. Makali Bruton, March 24, 2017
2. Veracruz Memorial to the Fallen of Foreign Invasions Marker
This face of the monument is dedicated to the fallen from Veracruz during the US invasion of 1914 as they attempted to stop the importation of arms destined for President Huerta.


To the defenders of Veracruz during the "French Intervention of 1838".

To the heroes who offered their lives in defense of the homeland in the "North American Invasion of 1847"
Here lie remains of anonymous heroes
and tribute is given to:
Names of the fallen

For their homeland, fighting, they fell, and a temple here, from their tomb was made
"North American Invasion of 1914"
In this monument lie the remains of:
Names of the fallen

"Give, country, your cry of victory and with the fires of your lofty desire, to the memory of your dead heroes, raise a pedestal that reaches the sky."
Salvador Diaz Miron

"Altar of the Nation"
By the decree of the Honorable 57th Legislature of the State of Veracruz-Llave
Official Gazette of September 19, 1998

 
Location. 19° 12.014′ N, 96° 8.054′ W. Marker is in Veracruz, Veracruz, in Municipality of Veracruz. Marker is at the intersection of Calle Mariano Arista and Avenida 16 de Septiembre, in the median on Calle Mariano Arista. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Veracruz 91700, Mexico.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Mexican Naval Academy (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Lieutenant José Azueta
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By J. Makali Bruton, March 24, 2017
3. Veracruz Memorial to the Fallen of Foreign Invasions Marker
This side of the monument is dedicated to those fallen during the French bombardment of Veracruz in the "Pastry War". This war was caused by France's desire to force Mexico to pay its foreign debt.
(about 210 meters away); The Veracruz City Museum (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Major General Álvaro Obregón (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Alexander von Humboldt (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Monument to the Heroes of 1914 (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); The Portal de Miranda Building (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); 100th Anniversary of Firefighting in Veracruz (approx. 0.4 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Veracruz.
 
More about this marker. The monument mentions the four foreign invasions that Veracruz has faced in its history.
 
Categories. Patriots & PatriotismWar, Mexican-AmericanWars, Non-US
 
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By J. Makali Bruton, March 24, 2017
4. Veracruz Memorial to the Fallen of Foreign Invasions Marker
This side is dedicated to the fallen during the Spanish bombardment of Veracruz during the War of Mexican Independence.
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By J. Makali Bruton, March 24, 2017
5. Veracruz Memorial to the Fallen of Foreign Invasions Marker
This additional marker includes a fragment of a poem dedicated to the fallen of Veracruz and its dedication as the "Altar of the Nation".
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By J. Makali Bruton, March 24, 2017
6. Veracruz Memorial to the Fallen of Foreign Invasions Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 12, 2017. This page originally submitted on June 12, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 61 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on June 12, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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