A little more than a year ago my wife gave me a book titled “El Cinco De Mayo an American Tradition.” The author is Dr. David Hayes-Bautista. I could not put the book down. The history contained on its pages was nearly lost. It is my belief that the historical facts behind Cinco De Mayo were intended to be lost.
With the current race for the White House, and a few of the Republican front-runners who have shown disdain for Mexican-American people, I thought it might be best to share these historical facts.
El Cinco De Mayo has been mistaken by many as a celebration of Mexican independence, but it is not. It is associated with a battle won in Mexico that had it been lost, might have changed the outcome of the American Civil War.
I hope that you enjoy the video.