Monday, September 28, 2009

Hispanic Heritage Month

I am a Hispanic American. Like the majority of Americans, my family has been in the United States for generations. Living in the Rio Grande Valley of deep south Texas, allows me the privelage of enjoying my culture. I was taught self-esteem, financial independence, service to country, and to work towards my goals. All of my family is college educated, owns businesses, works hard, serves others, and believes that America is one nation under God. We participate in politics, attend Christian church, and place God & family first.

Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum join in paying tribute to the generations of Hispanic Americans who have positively influenced and enriched our nation and society.

Lets take time to celebrate and honor those in our family who came before us. Please feel free to share your special family memories, accomplishments, struggles, and special stories.


  1. Yoli~
    You sound like a very well-rounded lady!
    Enjoy you heritage this month.

  2. I was really happy to see the newest member of the supreme court was a woman and Hispanic! Great steps for Americans. :)

  3. Thanks for the information...I had no idea that Hispanic Heritage was honored at this time of year. My grandfather came to America from Cuba..and his family was from Spain. He and my Italian grandmother raised 10 incredible children on a cigar roller's salary in Ybor City (Tampa, FL.)One of my aunts, with only a high school education, became one of the top cost analysts with a major world-wide construction company. She traveled and lived all over the world as she worked on jobs. She definitely cracked the "glass ceiling".
    Jane (artfully graced)