04 May 2009

Cinco De Mayo

Goliad, Texas (location of Presidio La Bahia), was the birthplace of General Zargoza, hero of Cinco de Mayo (1862).

Ignacio Zaragoza's father was an officer at the Presido and Ignacio was born in the dwelling below, which is near the Presido La Bahia.

A brief description of General Zaragoza's heroism:

A cute "You Tube" video and blog entry at "The Huffington Post" about Cinco de Mayo can be found here. It provides a little more information about the culmination of events that led to Cinco de Mayo. A more historical version, found at the History Channel website can be found here.

A blog describing our visit to the Goliad area can be seen here.

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