Hispanic Heritage Month

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Celebrate National Hispanic/Latino Heritage Month!

Every year between September 15 and October 15, Americans across the United States celebrate National Hispanic/Latino Heritage Month in honor of the histories, cultures, and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, Central, and/or South America. Originally designated as "Hispanic Heritage Week" by President Lyndon B. Johnson in 1968, the 30-day period that is celebrated today was signed into U.S. law as a joint resolution by President Ronald Reagan and Congress in 1988.  So why does the celebration kick off in the middle of September? Well, September 15 was selected as the first day in symbolic…
September 19, 2016