• June 19 isn't overlooked. I can easily recall the Juneteenth celebrations in De Leon Plaza. I wasn't saying that Mexico celebrates April 21 or March 2, you are putting words in my mouth on that one. All I was saying is that here in Texas we don't celebrate the dates that made us who we are.

    May 6, 2010 at 11:46 a.m.
  • History major.

    I know what April 12th and March 2rd are. Those dates have been hammered into a child's head from K to 12. You say it is a holiday in Mexico? Mexico doesn't honor it as much as the border states.

    Let me ask you and Wannaberancher something, what about June 19th? It is an important date in Texas. Why is that date being overlooked?

    May 6, 2010 at 11:39 a.m.
  • Writein, I have to agree with Wannaberancher. A great deal of emphasis is placed on Cinco de Mayo on this side of the border but not much attention is paid to April 21 or March 2. I'm all for cultural diversity but there are dates that should be more resonant with Texans. I understand Cinco de Mayo's importance but it is a Mexican holiday. We should celebrate, especially in Texas, those dates which have shaped history on this side of the border.

    May 6, 2010 at 11:31 a.m.
  • Wannaberancher.

    Read your history book. Cinco de Mayo is apart of American History whether you like it or not.

    May 6, 2010 at 11 a.m.
  • This looked fun! A great way to educate children.

    Now if only they would educate me frequently about St. Patrick's Day with beer...

    May 6, 2010 at 10:49 a.m.
  • It is a great idea to engage young children like this on heritage-related dates. However, do other historical dates from other countries get celebrated in this manner? For example, on May 6, 1527, Spanish & German Imperial troops sack Rome--ending Renaissance.

    I did not find any article in this paper from any of the surrounding schools about a very recent, very important historical date: April 21, 1836 - when Sam Houston's army defeated Santa Anna's army, giving Texas its freedom from Mexico. I'm confident the paper would have featured the article had it happened.

    What happened in Mexico should never take priority over our own state and country. I would have hoped this teacher would have the same passion about Texas historical dates as well.

    May 6, 2010 at 7 a.m.
  • At Puebla, Gen. Zaragoza saved America from the French as Americans beat the tar out each other in The Civil War. France had ulterior motives and we were in their sights.

    May 5, 2010 at 8:46 p.m.