Cinco De Mayo Quotes

Cinco de Mayo (Spanish for “fifth of May”) is a holiday held on May 5 that commemorates the Mexican army’s unlikely victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862, under the leadership of General Ignacio Zaragoza Seguín.

  1. “True patriotism hates injustice in its own land more than anywhere else.”
  2. “Cinco de Mayo has come to represent a celebration of the contributions that Mexican Americans and all Hispanics have made to America.”
  3. Latinos have fought in all of America’s wars, beginning with the Revolutionary War. Many Latinos are fighting and dying for our country today in Iraq, just as several of their ancestors fought for freedom in Mexico over a century ago.
  4. “Honor to the soldier , and Sailor everywhere, who bravely bears his country’s cause. Honor also to the citizen who cares for his brother in the field, and serves, as he best can, the same cause.”
  5. “Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori (It is sweet and proper to die for one’s country)” “Dulcis amor patriae (Sweet is the love of one’s country)” “Ducit amor patriae (The love of country leads [me])” “The history of every country begins in the heart of a man or woman.”
  6. Freedom is when the people can speak, democracy is when the government listens.”
  7. “Respect for the rights of others means peace”
  8. “It is better to die on your feet than to live on your knees”
  9. “Democracy is the government of the people, by the people, for the people.”
  10. “There is something magnificent in having a country to love.”

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