Today, March 2nd, we visited the Alhondiga Independence Museum. This was the birthplace of Mexico’s independence movement from Spanish rule being the site of the first battle. The Alhondiga Independence Museum was the site of a granary that was barricaded by Spanish soldiers after the famous “cry of hidalgo” and the battle commenced. The battle was won
by the Mexican force thanks to the actions of Pipila, who held large pieces of stone to protect himself from Spanish fire long enough to reach the door and set it aflame, allowing the Mexican force to invade and take control. This battle marked the beginning of a new Mexico, one that has lasted to this day. If it were not for Pipila and this battle, Mexico may not have been the same, culturally rich country it is today.
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