FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 18, 2018
UTAH ATTORNEY GENERAL SEAN D. REYES OBSERVES NATIONAL HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH
SALT LAKE CITY – In celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month, from Sept 15th-Oct 15th, Utah Attorney General Sean D. Reyes stated the following:
Happy Hispanic Heritage Month. Fifty years ago, President Lyndon Johnson signed into law Hispanic Heritage Week to recognize the American Hispanic community. Twenty years later, President Ronald Reagan expanded the commemorative week into a month stating, “We have all been enriched by the contributions of Hispanics in every walk of American life.”
Across the nation, Hispanics play a significant role in our communities as veterans, educators, medical professionals, first responders, business leaders, athletes, entertainers, elected officials, and so much more. It is important to recognize the values and traditions of the Hispanic community and how they reflect the best of America and, equally, how America is at its best because of Hispanic values and contributions. I am grateful to be both American and Hispanic. And I am proud of our role as a community in making America one of the most prosperous and diverse nations in the world.
This month, as we recognize National Hispanic Heritage Month, I encourage each of us to more fully celebrate and reflect upon the ways Hispanics have helped strengthen our country and enrich the lives of the American people.
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