Happy Cinco de Mayo!

LAREDO, TX (KGNS) - It's Cinco de Mayo...but for many, the importance of this day is often confused.

It commemorates the Mexican army's victory over French forces in the Battle of Puebla, on May 5, 1862. It originated with Mexican-American communities in the American west as a way to commemorate the cause of freedom and democracy during the first years of the Civil War.

Tonight on KGNS News at Six, reporter Christian von Preysing gives us more on this story.


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