Mural of Cadet Jumping
November 2, 2006 · Print This Article
This mural depicts a Mexican military cadet jumping from the tower of Chapultepec Castle in 1847 carrying the Mexican flag in order to prevent its capture by the US forces during the Mexican-American war. It is located on the ceiling on the main staircase up into Chapultepec Castle.
In the lower right side of the picture, you’ll see a horse carrying a U.S. flag. It is an odd feeling seeing pictures and monuments honoring heroes who defended themselves against my native country.
In 1947 President Harry Truman visited Chapultepec Castle and places a wreath on one of the monuments honoring the Niños Héroes who defended the castle after everyone else had left.