May 5, 2016
COMPTON, CA –The history of the fifth of May commemorates Mexico’s 1862 victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War. The celebration of Cinco de Mayo is a special time to give tribute to Mexican history, customs and contributions. Mexican-Americans continue to enrich Compton’s culture, strengthening our neighborhoods and economy and helping us remain of one the most diverse cities in the world. I’m wishing all those who partake in Cinco de Mayo festivites today and throughout the weekend a safe celebration.