September 7, 2018 - Issue: Vol. 164, No. 149 — Daily Edition115th Congress (2017 - 2018) - 2nd Session
RECOGNIZING THE 208TH ANNIVERSARY OF MEXICAN INDEPENDENCE; Congressional Record Vol. 164, No. 149
(Extensions of Remarks - September 07, 2018)
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[Extensions of Remarks] [Page E1224] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] RECOGNIZING THE 208TH ANNIVERSARY OF MEXICAN INDEPENDENCE ______ HON. MIKE COFFMAN of colorado in the house of representatives Friday, September 7, 2018 Mr. COFFMAN. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to recognize the 208th Anniversary of Mexican Independence and the 125th Anniversary of the Consulate General of Mexico in Denver. In October 1893, Mexican President Porfirio Diaz appointed Mr. Casemiro Barela as the first Consul General of Mexico in Denver, Colorado. This moment marked the beginning of the long and rewarding relationship between the people of Colorado and Mexico. I am proud to offer this recognition of this important day for the Mexico-United States relationship, but also for the Mexico-Colorado relationship, here in the United States House of Representatives. Not only is Mexico an important neighbor, but it is also one of our nation's greatest trading partners and closest friends. Mexico is home to a hardworking and caring people. Through the generations, we have seen the Mexican people exemplify resiliency and courage leading to the development of their country. Mexico is a country of great culture, which has positively influenced the United States and its citizens for the better. The United States is home to a large Mexican-American community, and their contributions have undoubtedly made our nation stronger. I am pleased to recognize the 208th Anniversary of Mexican Independence and to mark the 125th anniversary of the opening of the Mexican consulate here in Colorado. I look forward to the continued success of our southern neighbor and to watching the bond between our two nations grow stronger. ____________________