Consul General Armando Ortiz-Rocha of the Mexican Consulate in San Antonio will join the Avenida Guadalupe Association in holding its annual Cinco de Mayo Commemoration on May 5 at the historic Plaza Guadalupe in the heart of San Antonio’s West Side.
The Commemoration program will include brief comments from Mr. Ortiz-Rocha to guests including local students and dignitaries.
“This event is our chance to honor an important piece of both Mexican and American history. We take this cultural opportunity to educate our local community on this piece of our heritage, and commemorate the Mexican Army’s victory, which was led by Texas-born General Ignacio Zaragoza,” says J. Oscar Ramirez, President/CEO of the Avenida Guadalupe Association.
Cinco de Mayo recognizes the legendary and historic Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. General Ignacio Zaragoza led a small Mexican army of 4,500 against 6,000 French soldiers who had not lost a battle in 50 years. The battle ended in a victory for the Mexican army, and today Cinco de Mayo has become a time to celebrate Mexican heritage, pride and culture.
About Avenida Guadalupe
Situated on San Antonio’s Westside, the mission of the Avenida Guadalupe Association is to economically transform the lives of the Avenida neighborhood residents and businesses. We will accomplish this by: Empowering our Community, Developing our Commerce, and Honoring our Culture
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