The U.S. Navy is celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month. This year’s theme is “Hispanics: One Endless voice to Enhance our Traditions." There are approximately 59,000 active and Reserve Sailors of Hispanic heritage currently serving in the U.S. Navy, and their service to this country stretches back to the Civil War. Recognizing Hispanic heritage started in 1968 when President Lyndon Johnson designated a week in mid-September as National Hispanic Heritage Week. In 1988, President Ronald Reagan extended the week to last an entire month, Sep. 15 to Oct. 15. For more information, visit the National Hispanic Heritage Month website, the National Today website, the U.S. Census website, and the National Education Association website.
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