Thursday, May 5, 2011

Happy Cinco de Mayo #3 -- May 5, 2011

Happy Cinco de Mayo everyone. General Ignacio Zaragoza Seguín led the Mexican army which defeated the French invaders at the Battle of Puebla in 1862. "The national arms have been covered with glory" General Zaragoza wrote in a letter to President Benito Juárez. Some people credit this defeat with preventing French interference in the US Civil War.

It was very warm today.

Claude Choules, the last surviving combat veteran from World War One died in Australia.

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