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CINCO DE MAYO!

Cinco de Mayo! May 5, 1862 an outnumbered Mexican army of untrained mestizos and Indians defeated a French army near the city of Puebla. This day is celebrated in the USA as a symbol of Mexican-American heritage and in the state of Puebla as source of Mexican pride. (some suggest that losing this battle discouraged the French from aiding the Confederate Army)

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On May 5, 1862, 2,000 mestizo and Indio civilian Mexicans defeated 6,000 French troops at Puebla, Mexico. I salute their heroism. Though this is a minor Mexican holiday, it has become a major holiday for Mexican-Americans. Enjoy.

 

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