Yay for the Batalla de Puebla of 1862, I think. Uh, whatever, but there is a kinda cool exhibit sponsored by the Mexican Consulate and the Webb County Heritage Foundation that conveniently falls on Cinco de Mayo.
By what I can tell, no French were involved in the planning of this event and there is no French plan to occupy Mexico but I bet there are plenty of bars in Laredo that will be ready for the throngs of “celebrants” and will be serving Mexican beer all night. Should I be one of them or … oh, that’s right, I have a conference presentation to prepare for. Nevermind.
Oh yeah, and we can’t forget that the leader of the Mexican who led the defeat of the big French invasion was Ignacio Seguín Zaragoza, a Texas native.