In 1836, a band of Texans fought for and received their independence from the Mexican government. They got all of Texas, and got to run it for a few years before they realized it was better if they left it to the Pros of the United States.
This morning, in Houston, there was a parade downtown to celebrate the Mexican Independence Day. In Houston. Texas. Which isn't Mexico.
I understand the importance of heritage to people. I come from a healthy mix of nationalities, and my kids encompanss even more. I just don't understand having an indepence day parade for a nation that 1. you aren't, and 2. you fought a war to get away from. I don't think many Ukrainians celebrate the October Revolution, though I might be wrong.