THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Vice President
STATEMENT BY THE VICE PRESIDENT ON CINCO DE MAYO
Greetings to everyone celebrating Cinco de Mayo.
On this day in 1862, the out numbered and out manned Army of Mexico successfully defended their country against overwhelming odds at the Battle of Puebla. This annual celebration gives us a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the richness of Mexico's cultural contributions to U.S. society and the long-standing ties of friendship between our two peoples.
Today we not only celebrate that determination, commitment to freedom and love of country, but also the many gifts Mexican-Americans share with our nation every day. Their many contributions have enriched America, making us a better and stronger country because of their voice, thoughts, and spirit.
Tipper joins me in extending best wishes to all for a memorable celebration.