Honoring Hispanic Heritage Month
Vol.8 Issue 7
National Hispanic Heritage Month

National Hispanic Heritage Month 2022 kicked off on September 15th, giving us an opportunity to celebrate the history, cultures and countless contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. It’s also a chance to reflect on the collective strength and vitality of the Hispanic/Latino community at the Aeronautical Center.

The theme for this year’s Hispanic Heritage Month is, "Unidos: Inclusivity for a Stronger Nation".

Hispanic Heritage Month was first created as a week-long commemoration by former President Lyndon B. Johnson in 1968, which was later extended to the entire month in 1988 by former President Ronald Regan. One might wonder why the celebration begins on September 15th, and not the first of the month. The Hispanic Heritage month celebration coincides with the Independence Days for Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Nicaragua and Honduras.

Hispanic Heritage Month – September 15-October 15

Hispanic Americans are the largest minority group in the United States today, and generations of Hispanic Americans have consistently helped to make our country strong and prosperous. They contribute to our Nation beyond description. Hispanic Americans embody the best of our American values, including commitment to faith, family, and country. The Hispanic-American community has left an indelible mark on our government, culture, and economy.

How to join the National Hispanic Coalition of Federal Aviation Employees (NHCFAE).

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