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Fort Benning to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

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FORT BENNING, Ga. -

Fort Benning will celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at 11 a.m. Sept. 26 at the Benning Conference Center.

The Commandant of WHINSEC, Col. Glenn R. Huber Jr. will address this year's Hispanic Heritage Month theme, "Guiding our Destiny with Heritage and Traditions."

The histories, cultures and contributions of Hispanic-American Soldiers and citizens are celebrated during Hispanic Heritage Month, which begins on Sept. 15, also a significant date as the anniversary of independence of Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. Mexico declared its independence on Sept. 16 and Chile's Independence Day is Sept. 18.

Hispanic Heritage week was first observed in 1968 and was expanded to a month under President Ronald Reagan in 1988.

Jessi Mitchell

Jessi joined the WRBL news team in October 2012 after working as a freelance production assistant for MTV Networks in Los Angeles.
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