With great interest, I read the article about Cinco de Mayo ("Cinco de Mayo: Test your knowledge on the facts behind the fun" (May 5, Page A-1), and I learned several things. I remember well my Cinco de Mayo, and so do many residents in this great nation, state and valley.
I was only 8 years old when Cinco de Mayo happened to me, but I remember it like yesterday. On May 5, 1945, we, the Dutch people, were liberated from Nazi occupation. We survived to talk about it.
Like the Mexican Cinco de Mayo, there also was an American connection. Thousands of American and Canadian soldiers are buried at the American cemetery in Margraten, The Netherlands. I and my family have visited to pay our respect to these young men buried there. May they never be forgotten.