Día de ConmemoraZIHón

by Padrino ⌂ @, San Diego/Rosarito, Wednesday, September 14, 2022, 17:55 (17 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

Today Mexico remembers the tragic and unnecessary deaths of 6 young Mexican cadets on this day in 1847 at the Castillo de Chapultepec when Mexico was invaded by the USA and had half its land stolen while it was still war weary and weakened shortly after gaining its independence from Spain. Yes, I know that's not what we were taught in U.S. schools. But it's what Mexico remembers and commemorates each year. Our local schoolchildren had a commemoration ceremony at the Cancha Municipal this Tuesday evening.

For what it is worth, our high school teacher did tell the whole story of what is called the Mexican-American War in the States. He took great pains to explain the concept of Manifest Destiny and how it shaped our shared histories. He was also very frank about the War of 1812. I remember him well. He told us stories of his time as a teenager (not much older than we were) fighting in Europe during World War II. Mr. Stump didn't sugarcoat anything. There are heroes everywhere.


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