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Mérida in Municipality of Mérida, Yucatán, Mexico — The Southeast (Yucatan Peninsula)
 

Monument to the Children Heroes of Chapultepec

 
 
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By J. Makali Bruton, February 16, 2019
1. Monument to the Children Heroes of Chapultepec Marker
Inscription.  

Murieron por la Patria

A los Niños Heroes de Chapultepec de 1847
Merida, Yuc. 1970.

Estoy seguro de que mañana moriremos
Juan Crisostomo Cano y Cano a Andres Quintana Roo.
Chapultepec Septiembre 12 de 1847

Asociacion del Heroico Colegio Militar

“Por el Honor de Mexico”
1847-1871

English translation:
They Died for the Nation

To the Children Heroes de Chapultepec of 1847
Mérida, Yucatán. 1970.

“I'm sure tomorrow we'll die…”
- Juan Crisóstomo Cano y Cano to Andrés Quintana Roo.
Chapultepec, September 12, 1847

The Association of the Heroic Military College

"For the Honor of Mexico"
1847-1871
 
Erected 1970 by Asociación del Heróico Colegio Militar.
 
Location. 20° 58.11′ N, 89° 36.983′ W. Marker is in Mérida, Yucatán, in Municipality of Mérida. Marker is on Calle 50 just south of Calle 57, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mérida, Yucatán 97000, Mexico.
 
Other nearby markers.
Monument to the Children Heroes of Chapultepec Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, February 16, 2019
2. Monument to the Children Heroes of Chapultepec Marker
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Former Convent dedicated to Our Lady of Transit o de La Mejorada (within shouting distance of this marker); Folk Art Museum (within shouting distance of this marker); Neighborhood of La Mejorada (within shouting distance of this marker); Juan F. Molina Solís (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); 'Dragons' Quarters (about 120 meters away); Railroad Station (approx. 0.2 kilometers away); Chapel of Our Lady of the Rosary (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); Temple of San Juan de Dios (approx. 0.6 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mérida.
 
Regarding Monument to the Children Heroes of Chapultepec. There are many of these types of monuments throughout Mexico that give tribute to the six "Children Heroes" (Niños Héroes), the Mexican military cadets and a young lieutenant that faced U.S. troops during the Battle of Chapultepec in 1847 during the Mexican-American War and died.

The marker also mentions and includes a partial quote from Juan Crisóstomo Cano y Cano. Cano was a Mexican lieutenant coronel, born in Mérida on February 21, 1815. He fought against the United States invasion in Cerro Gordo, Churubusco and Molino del Rey, finally being killed on September 13, 1847 during the defense of the Chapultepec Castle. The partial quote from
The Seal of the Asociación del Heróico Colegio Militar on the Monument to the Children Heroes image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, February 16, 2019
3. The Seal of the Asociación del Heróico Colegio Militar on the Monument to the Children Heroes
him shown on this monument was part of a letter to his uncle, Andrés Quintana Roo, successfully urging him to prevent Cano's brother from also fighting in the battle.
 
Categories. War, Mexican-American
 
Monument to the Children Heroes of Chapultepec and Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, February 16, 2019
4. Monument to the Children Heroes of Chapultepec and Marker
Monument to the Children Heroes of Chapultepec and Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, February 16, 2019
5. Monument to the Children Heroes of Chapultepec and Marker
Monument to the Children Heroes of Chapultepec detail image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, February 16, 2019
6. Monument to the Children Heroes of Chapultepec detail
Monument to the Children Heroes of Chapultepec image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, February 16, 2019
7. Monument to the Children Heroes of Chapultepec
 
 
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