From the Office of U.S. Sen. Ben Ray Luján:
WASHINGTON D.C. — U.S. Sen. Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.) issued the following statement to commemorate Hispanic Heritage Month, which is celebrated Sept. 15 to Oct. 15 annually:
“Every year from September 15 to October 15, our nation proudly takes time to reflect on the important role that the Hispanic community plays in the success of America during Hispanic Heritage Month.
“With a rich culture and long-held traditions that have become part of the fabric of our nation, the Hispanic community has played a vital role in American society and continues to produce leaders in every facet – from serving in our military, to teaching in the classroom, to running small businesses, to leading in the arts, science, and medicine, and taking care of our entire country as essential workers. Hispanic Heritage Month is an opportunity to honor our history, and celebrate our resilience.
“As Americans celebrate this month, let’s be proud of our heritage and the countless contributions we’ve made to American society, and use that as ongoing inspiration to create a future filled with hope and endless possibilities to build a stronger, more diverse, and more inclusive nation.”