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S.Res. 440: A resolution recognizing the historic significance of the Mexican holiday of Cinco de Mayo. Read More

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This resolution was introduced on Apr 26, 2012, in a previous session of Congress, but was not passed.

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RESOLUTION

Recognizing the historic significance of the Mexican holiday of Cinco de Mayo.

Whereas May 5, or ``Cinco de Mayo'' in Spanish, is celebrated each year as a date of great importance by the Mexican and Mexican-American communities; Whereas the Cinco de Mayo holiday commemorates May 5, 1862, the date on which Mexicans who were struggling for independence and freedom fought the Battle of Puebla; Whereas Cinco de Mayo has become widely celebrated annually by nearly all Mexicans and Mexican-Americans, north and south of the United States- Mexico border; Whereas the Battle of Puebla was but one of the many battles that the courageous Mexican people won in their long and brave struggle for independence and freedom; Whereas the French army, confident that its battle-seasoned troops were far superior to the less-seasoned Mexican troops, expected little or no opposition from the Mexican army; Whereas the French army, which had not experienced defeat against any of the finest troops of Europe in more than half a century, sustained a disastrous loss at the hands of an outnumbered and ill-equipped, but highly spirited and courageous, Mexican army; Whereas, after 3 bloody assaults on Puebla in which more than 1,000 French soldiers lost their lives, the French troops were finally defeated and driven back by the outnumbered Mexican troops; Whereas the courageous spirit that Mexican General Ignacio Zaragoza and his men displayed during that historic battle can never be forgotten; Whereas many brave Mexicans willingly gave their lives for the causes of justice...

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S.Res. 439 A resolution expressing the sense of the Senate that Village Voice Me... S.Res. 441 A resolution expressing support for the designation of May 2012 as Na...