Published: September 15, 2021

Today we celebrate the start of Hispanic Heritage Month, a month that honors the countless contributions of the Hispanic and Latinx community to our country. It honors communities with rich cultures that enrich our common history. Multiple communities, identities and traditions that are unique, yet share a vibrant spirit…the perfect metaphor for what it truly means to be American. 

As we celebrate, it is important to reflect on the sacrifices so many have made and continue to make to move this country forward. Hispanic and Latinx communities have been on the frontlines, particularly over the past year and a half. Let us honor their contributions, celebrate the culture, and work to ensure we address the challenges that stand in the way of a better life.