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The annual observance of National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15 provides the U.S. Army Reserve the chance to recognize the achievements and contributions of Hispanic Americans to the Army and to the nation.
Embracing and celebrating diversity, which includes the contributions of Hispanic Soldiers, makes the Army Reserve stronger. The theme for the 2021 Hispanic Heritage Month, “Esperanza: A Celebration of Hispanic Heritage and Hope,” captures that spirit as we come together to celebrate the contributions of Hispanic Americans to our nation and Army.
The Army Reserve values the strength of a diverse force and an inclusive environment. Today, more than 16% of America’s Army Reserve is comprised of Hispanic American Soldiers. The talent, skills, and abilities in a diverse force help us meet future defense challenges and win our nation’s wars.
Hispanic Americans have a proud legacy of military service, dating all the way back to the Civil War. Whether their heritage can be traced to Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean or Central and South America, these Soldiers and civilian employees have answered the “call to duty,” defending America with great honor, dedication, and distinction.
Today, thousands of Hispanic-American Soldiers are supporting contingency operations throughout the world. Today, just as in generations past, Hispanic Soldiers can be especially proud of their significant contributions defending the nation and embodying the Army Values that unite all service members as one.
Major General Alberto C. Rosende, Commanding General of the 63rd Readiness Division located in Mountain View, California, will be able to discuss the achievements and contributions of Hispanic Americans in the U.S. Army Reserve.
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