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Cinco de Mayo is a day of celebration of Independence, Mexican heritage, and Democracy. However, Cinco de Mayo is not Mexican Independence Day which falls on September 16. The 5th of May is the celebation of the defeat of Napoleon III in Mexico, but is largely only celebrated in the United States.

The French army attempted to invade Mexico with over 14,000 troops. The Mexican army with only 4,000 men defeated Napoleon III and kept their land and freedom by winning The Battle of Puebla on May 5th, 1862.

The day is celebrated in the United States for many reasons, including keeping the French from supplying the Confederate Army with more goods and ammunition. Nonetheless, the day also celebrates Mexico keeping Independence.

A quote about Latino heroes in the United States

10 quotes for Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo has come to represent a celebration of the contributions that Mexican Americans and all Hispanics have made to America.
Joe Baca
Latinos have fought in all of America's wars, beginning with the Revolutionary War. Many Latinos are fighting and dying for our country today in Iraq, just as several of their ancestors fought for freedom in Mexico over a century ago.
Joe Baca
There is something magnificent in having a country to love.
James Russell Lowell
If liberty and equality, as is thought by some, are chiefly to be found in democracy, they will be best attained when all persons alike share in the government to the utmost.
Aristotle
Freedom is when the people can speak, democracy is when the government listens.
Alastair Farrugia
People often say that, in a democracy, decisions are made by a majority of the people. Of course, that is not true. Decisions are made by a majority of those who make themselves heard and who vote - a very different thing.
Walter H. Judd
There is something magnificent in having a country to love.
James Russell Lowell
The history of every country begins in the heart of a man or woman.
Willa Cather
True patriotism hates injustice in its own land more than anywhere else.
Clarence Darrow
Democracy is the government of the people, by the people, for the people.
Abraham Lincoln
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