Malvinas/Falklands War Memorial
This memorial honors the Argentine solders who fell during the Malvinas War in 1982 between Argentina and the United Kingdom. Argentina had claimed the Malvinas Islands (known as the Falklands outside of Argentina) as part of its nation, seeing as they are so close to the mainland, but its inhabitants were loyal to the British crown for at least 100 years up to that point. In 1982 Argentina declared war and sent an outnumbered and under-equipped army to fight for the land. The battle lasted 6 weeks, although the first 5 were spent waiting for the british army to arrive.
Today the memorial remembers the young soldiers who had nothing to fight with except their hearts and their love of their country. The memorial has 25 black plaques for each of the provinces of Argentina and is watched over by members of the three armed forces (Army, Navy, Air Force).