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Vicente Suarez, Child Hero of Mexico

Vicente Suárez, Niño Héroe

 
 
Vicente Suarez, Child Hero of Mexico Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, March 9, 2013
1. Vicente Suarez, Child Hero of Mexico Marker
Inscription.
En este lugar murio la mañana
del 13 de Septiembre de 1847, en
defensa de la patria contra la
invasión norteamericana el
cadete del Colegio Militar
Vicente Suarez
Homenaje de la Asociacion
del Heroico Colegio Militar fundada
en 1871
México, D.F. a 13 de Septiembre de 1970

English translation:
In this place during the morning of September 13, 1847, while in defense of the homeland against the North American invasion, died the cadet of the Military College
Vicente Suarez
Tribute from the Military College Association founded in 1871
México City, Septembre 13, 1970
 
Erected 1970 by La Asociación del Heróico Colegio Militar.
 
Location. 19° 25.232′ N, 99° 10.861′ W. Marker is in Ciudad de Mexico, Ciudad de México. Touch for map. In the Bosque de Chapultepec (Chapultepec Park), the marker is on the eastern side of Chapultepec Castle, mounted onto a tower.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sounds in the Distance (a few steps from this marker); The Castle Garden (a few steps from this marker); National Astronomical Observatory of Mexico (within shouting distance of this marker);
Vicente Suarez, Child Hero of Mexico Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, March 9, 2013
2. Vicente Suarez, Child Hero of Mexico Marker
Juan Escutia, Child Hero of Mexico (within shouting distance of this marker); Chapultepec Hill (within shouting distance of this marker); From the Peak (within shouting distance of this marker); Obelisk of the Children Heroes (within shouting distance of this marker); Monument to the Children Heroes of 1847 (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ciudad de Mexico.
 
Regarding Vicente Suarez, Child Hero of Mexico. Vicente Suarez Ferrer was one of many cadets studying at the Colegio Militar (Military College) on Chapultepec Castle when the United States attacked it on September 13, 1847. Together with five other cadets, they are known today as the Niños Héroes (Child Heroes). It is common to see, even today, schools and government buildings in Mexico that carry their names. Vicente died in the initial attack on the Castle as he was posted on sentinel duty. He was 14 years old.
 
Additional keywords. Chapultepec Castle Castillo
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesPatriots & PatriotismWar, Mexican-American
 
Los Niños Héroes image. Click for full size.
3. Los Niños Héroes
An example of a poster of the Child Heroes, commonly seen at public schools in Mexico. Vicente Suarez is at the bottom of the image.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 11, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 349 times since then and 48 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 11, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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