In English, standard words cried out in the September 15 Grito de Independencia go like this:
“Mexicans! Long live the heroes who gave us our homeland! Long live Hidalgo! Long live Morelos! Long live Josefa Ortiz de Domínguez! Long live Allende! Long live Aldama and Matamoros! Long live the nation’s independence! Long Live Mexico! Long Live Mexico! Long Live Mexico!”
On rare occasions, lakeside officials throw in a tribute to the local heroes who played a role in the 11-year struggle for a free and sovereign nation.