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September 15 - October 15, 2019: Hispanic Heritage Month

WHEREAS, the Hispanic community has brought our nation many amazing gifts, such as law, religion, agriculture, art, music, education, technology, architecture, cuisine, theatre, and exploration; and,


WHEREAS, Michigan is fortunate to count among its population a large concentration of residents of Spanish and Latin American descent, who greatly contribute to Michigan's economy and daily life; and,


WHEREAS, during this month, Michigan's Hispanic­ American community will celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month through a series of special events featuring Hispanic history, food, dance, and art, celebrating the rich tradition and many contributions made to the state of Michigan;


NOW, THEREFORE, I, Gretchen Whitmer, governor of Michigan, do hereby proclaim September 15 - October 15, 2019, as Hispanic Heritage Month in Michigan.