Viva Mexico! @ Boris' Workshop 09.2011
Septiembre=September


September: "Patriotism Month"

We have several important dates during this month to celebrate:
September 13th, "Día de los Niños Héroes
September 15th, "El Grito de Independencia"
September 16th, "Independence Day!
September 27th, "Consumación de la Independencia"
September 30th, "Natalicio de José María Morelos y Pavón"

Personajes / People

Allende
Bustamante
Crespo
Galeana
Guadalupe Victoria (Miguel F2)
Hidalgo
Larios
Morelos
Matamoros
Murguia
Rayon
Teran

September 13th

Los Niños Héroes de Chapultepec fueron seis cadetes militares adolescentes que murieron defendiendo el Castillo de Chapultepec de los norteamericanos, el 13 de Septiembre de1847, aunque se encontraban en el castillo aproximadamente más de 800 cadetes, los seis cadetes mencionados son los que sacrificaron su vida. Uno de los cadetes, Juan Escutia, se envolvió en la bandera de México y se tiró desde el techo antes que caer en manos enemigas.

The Niños Héroes, also known as the Heroic Cadets or Boy Soldiers, were six Mexican teenage military cadets , although there were about more than 800 cadets at the Castillo. These cadets died defending Mexico at Mexico City'sChapultepec Castle (then serving as the Mexican Army's military academy) from invading U.S. forces in the 13 September 1847 Battle of Chapultepec, during the Mexican–American War. One of the cadets, Juan Escutia, wrapped himself with the Mexican flag and jumped from the roof of the castle to keep it from falling into enemy hands.[1]The Niños Héroes are commemorated by a national holiday on September 13.

The Niños Héroes were:

  • Juan de la Barrera (age 19)
  • Juan Escutia (age 15–19) (?)
  • Francisco Márquez (age 13)
  • Agustín Melgar (age 15–19) (?)
  • Fernando Montes de Oca (age 15–19) (?)
  • Vicente Suárez (age 14)


Wikipedia

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grito_de_Dolores
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mexican_War_of_Independence