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San Luis Commemorates the Battle of Puebla

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San Luis Commemorates the Battle of Puebla

San Luis de la Paz, Gto. Saturday, May, 5 2012.  San Luis de la Paz commemorated the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Puebla at the Matamoros Esplanade. City Mayor Javier Becerra led the ceremony, in which participated some municipal schools.  In his speech, the Mayor said: "The Mexican defended their homeland more with the soul than arms".  On this date, our thoughts travel to the United States, where our fellow countrymen celebrate May 5 with pride. 

At 8:46 a.m., started the act in which we remembered how the Mexican army defeated the powerful French military in 1862.  The war band of the Gregorio Torres Quintero School and the flag colors of the TV High School 384 were responsible for the honors to the flag.  Students of La Paz Institute interpreted the Mexican national anthem. 

Some days ago, when we watched a program in the Discovery Channel about this battle, we learned that even for Benito Juarez, the Mexican President then, it was a surprise this victory.  Also, we realized that one of the key factors was the involvement of our indigenous people.  Europeans were not used to fight with someone like them, who used a machete. 

Congratulations fellow citizens in the United States!  

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