Posted in America, Holiday

CINCO DE MAYO (The fifth of May)

cinco-de-mayo-poster-template-for-invitation-for-fiesta-party-vectorHi Guys,

Wow! May is almost over and it’s been a good month so far.  However, I don’t want to leave May without first talking about Cinco de Mayo day, which we observe every year on May 5th.  

Have you ever wondered why Cinco de Mayo day is celebrated here in the United States?  That’s a good questions. 

Here’s why:

Cinco de Mayo, or the fifth of May, is a holiday that celebrates the date of the Mexican army’s 1862 victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War. The day, which falls on Sunday, May 5 in 2019, is also known as Battle of Puebla Day. While it is a relatively minor holiday in Mexico, in the United States, Cinco de Mayo has evolved into a commemoration of Mexican culture and heritage, particularly in areas with large Mexican-American populations.

Talk to you later,

Jenny

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Online reference:  https://www.history.com/topics/holidays/cinco-de-mayo

 

 

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Posted in America, Armed Forces, National, Patriotism, Veterans Day

VETERANS DAY

Hi Guys,

Sunday, November 11, 2018 is Veterans Day.  Here’s a brief history of Veterans Day:

kids_thank_vetVeterans Day originated as “Armistice Day” on Nov. 11, 1919, the first anniversary of the end of World War I. Congress passed a resolution in 1926 for an annual observance, and Nov. 11 became a national holiday beginning in 1938. Unlike Memorial Day, Veterans Day pays tribute to all American veterans—living or dead—but especially gives thanks to living veterans who served their country honorably during war or peacetime.

When Is Veterans Day?

Veterans Day occurs on November 11 every year in the United States.

So, be grateful and thankful for all the men and women who serve our great country.  Pray for them and their families, too.

Talk to you later,

Jenny

Online Reference:  https://www.history.com/topics/holidays/veterans-day-facts