Ciudad de Mexico, Distrito Federal, Mexico — The Central Highlands
Juan Escutia, Child Hero of Mexico
Juan Escutia, Niño Héroe de México
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
Homenaje de la Asociacion
del Heroico Colegio Militar fundada
México, D.F. a 13 de Septiembre de 1970
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
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° 25.228′ N, 99° 10.835′ W. Marker is in Ciudad de Mexico, Distrito Federal. Marker can be reached from Calle del Rey. Touch for map. The marker is at the eastern base of the Chapultepec Castle hill, on a walkway that goes around the southern half of the hill.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Obelisk of the Children Heroes (a few steps from this marker); Monument to the Children Heroes of 1847 (within shouting distance of this marker); Chapultepec Hill Vicente Suarez, Child Hero of Mexico (within shouting distance of this marker); The Castle Garden (within shouting distance of this marker); Sounds in the Distance (within shouting distance of this marker); National Astronomical Observatory of Mexico (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); From the Peak (about 90 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ciudad de Mexico.
Regarding Juan Escutia, Child Hero of Mexico. The most famous of the Mexican boy heroes, legend has it that Juan Escutia jumped to his death at this location with the Mexican flag in his arms, rather than allow it to be taken by United States soldiers during the attack on the Chapultepec Castle on September 13, 1847.
Categories. • War, Mexican-American •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 4, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 274 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on December 4, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.