El Parque de Orlando y Diego Mendoza

El Parque de Orlando y Diego Mendoza (HM1361)

Location: Tucson, AZ 85701 Pima County
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N 32° 12.734', W 110° 58.305'

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In 1981, two young brothers, Orlando and Diego Mendoza, died when a drunk driver ran a stop sign at this intersection hitting the car in which the two children were riding. Orlando was 2 years old; Diego was 17 months. The accident left behind their heartbroken parents, Frank and Mary Mendoza. This rock and concrete shrine was built by neighbors in memory of these two young children. Today this park serves as a quiet respite and a reminder of how precious life is.

The colorful wall adornments in the park as based on "papel picado" on paper cutouts used on the "Day of the Dead" or "Dia de los Muertos" which is celebrated on Nov 2nd. On this day, the memory of departed loved ones is honored by Hispanic families. "Day of the Dead" celebrations are held here at "El Parque de Orlando y Diego Mendoza" in memory of the two little brothers and other children that have left before their time. We can all do our part to honor the memory of Orlando and Diego by not drinking and driving.

En 1981, dos hermanitos, Orlando y Diego Mendoza, murieron cuando un conductor ebrio se pas? el alto en esta intersecci?n y choc? contra el autom?vil en cual los ni?os viajaban. Orlando ten?a 2 a?os; Diego solo tenia 17 meses. El accidente dejo a sus padres, Frank y Maria Mendoza, inconsolables. Esta roca y santuario de concreto fue construido por vecinos en memoria de estos dos ni?os. Hoy en d?a, este parque es para pasar momentos tranquilos y es un recordatorio de lo fr?gil que es la vida.

La pared del parque esta adornada de muchos colores estilo "papal picado" que se acostumbra mucho durante las celebraciones del "D?a de los Muertos" cuando familias hispanas festejan la memoria de sus seres queridos que han muerto. El "D?a de los Muertos" se celebra el 02 de noviembre en este parque en memoria de Orlando y Diego y todos los ni?os que han fallecido antes de su tiempo. Todos podemos hacer nuestra parte para honrar la memoria de Orlando y Diego al no beber y conducer.
HM NumberHM1361
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Date Added Wednesday, October 8th, 2014 at 11:07pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)12S E 502662 N 3563960
Decimal Degrees32.21223333, -110.97175000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 12.734', W 110° 58.305'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 12' 44.04" N, 110° 58' 18.30" W
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Area Code(s)520
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 750 S Convent Ave, Tucson AZ 85701, US
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