Fallen Heroes From Mexican-American Honored
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After almost 165 years, heroes of the Mexican-American war are being honored for their sacrifice.
The Green-Wood Historic Fund unveiled new bronze plaques in Brooklyn Friday as a tribute to five officers who died during the war.
Two emissaries who served city government were also honored for bringing home the fallen officers. Until now, they were buried in unmarked plots that only stated the word "Mexico."
"They're finally getting granite and bronze on their graves to indicate each of the individuals who've made that ultimate sacrifice," said Jeff Richman, the historian for the Green-Wood Cemetery.
Authorities said the solders were honored at a ceremony at City Hall in 1848 but the promised memorial never materialized.