Email from Irma Muniz
Citizens of Mexico fought the French, who had occupied their land, and drove them away by force. These citizens consisted of approximately 5000 Mestizo and Zapotec Indians who were at a disadvantage, as they lacked adequate resources for battle. In spite of their limitations, however, their perseverance defeated the French against all odds.
On Cinco de Mayo — May 5, 1862, General Ignacio Zaragoza defeated the French in Puebla, Mexico and this came to be known as the “Batalla de Puebla.” The French were eventually expelled in 1867.
On Cinco de Mayo people throughout the world acknowledge the spirit and
courage of those who sacrifice with moral conviction. They remember the
spirit of those who move forward and defend the highest ideals for the
sake of humanity.
Feliz Cinco de Mayo
Legally Ramsey Muniz is completely innocent — and morally too.