March 17th is right around the corner and yes we’ll be celebrating in Mexico…. What? You think there’s no Irishmen here… well not many but there will be a commemoration in Mexico City and Puebla as there are monuments there honoring the “Saint Patricks Battallion”.
Who were they??
About 200 Irishmen who had immigrated to the U.S. in hopes of finding the “American Dream” were recruited into the American Army and sent to Mexico to fight against the Mexicans in the Mexican American War. After getting to Mexico they realized they were fighting against people who were more like themselves and changed sides. At the end of the campaign as Chapultepec Castle fell they were hanged as traitors.
check out this ballad….
Have a Happy Saint Patricks Day……. Kiss me I’m Irish !!!