Mural of Cadet Jumping

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.

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