Rep. Calvert Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month
Thursday, September 16, 2010 -
U.S. Congressman Ken Calvert (R-CA) issued the following statement today commemorating this year’s Hispanic Heritage Month:
“The promise of America is evident today as families and communities across the country recognize Hispanic Heritage Month. Millions of Hispanic men and women contribute to the strength and endurance of American society. They help drive the American economy, serve in our nation’s defense, and possess a deep commitment to faith, family and community. They deserve our recognition and thanks.
“A vital part of the Hispanic contribution includes a strong tradition of entrepreneurship. Small business owners are the engine behind a strong economy, and many small businesses – especially in southern California – are owned and operated by minorities. The Hispanic community is an integral part and contributor to our national economy.
“Not only do Hispanics play an important role in the success of our economy, they also contribute to the defense of our nation. They have served proudly and with distinction in every branch of the U.S. military since the days of the American Revolution.
“Throughout the history of our nation, millions of Hispanic men and women have come here from around the world in search of freedom, peace and prosperity. As we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, allow me to say ‘thank you’ for your contributions to the national fabric which has helped make America what it is today.”