A Day In The Life

By Irish59

Cinco de Mayo

Today commemorates the Mexican Army’s victory over French forces at The Battle of Puebla in 1862, one of many battles during the Franco-Mexican War • It’s widely believed that Mexicans living in California during this time celebrated the defeat of Napoleon III at Puebla, and eventually México’s Independence September 16 • We celebrate this day not only because of our fondness for the Mexican culture and food, but also for reasons more personal • While working for a Medical Device Manufacturing Company in the late 1990’s I was a member of a Management Team responsible for building a facility in Mexico, then hiring and training Mexican Nationals, and ultimately on-loading product lines from Canada and the US into the new facility • During this three year commitment I met so many kind, generous and hardworking people; they opened my heart and mind to a vibrant culture and a way of life that put love of family ahead of everything else • Today, I think of them and the wonderful experience MrsP and I had while living in McAllen, Texas, and commuting daily into Reynosa, México • ¡Felicidades!

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