Republican Party of Pennsylvania Chairman Rob Gleason released the following statement in honor of Cinco de Mayo.
“Today, we pause to remember the landmark victory of the Mexican Army at the Battle of Puebla,” Gleason said. “Cinco de Mayo is an annual reminder of the importance of preserving freedom and liberty in a society. It is a time of great joy throughout our Commonwealth, and provides us all with an opportunity to learn more about such an important chapter in history.
“In addition, Cinco de Mayo serves as an chance to commemorate the wonderful contributions of the Mexican-American community in both in our country as well as the Keystone State. Today’s celebrations provide us with an occasion to reflect on the important role Mexican-Americans have had in shaping our Commonwealth as well as our country.
“The Republican Party of Pennsylvania would like to wish everyone a happy Cinco de Mayo.”