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Milwaukee County Executive issues proclamation honoring Hispanic American Heritage Month

David Crowley signed the proclamation Wednesday
Milwaukee County Executive David Crowley at Nash Park
Posted at 1:55 PM, Sep 15, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-15 14:55:11-04

MILWAUKEE COUNTY — September 15 through October 15 is officially Hispanic American Heritage Month in Milwaukee County. County Executive David Crowley signed a proclamation Wednesday to mark the start of the month.

"During this time, we recognize a fundamental truth: Hispanic Heritage is American Heritage," Crowley said. "Whether their ancestors who have been here for generations or if they are among some of the newest citizens, they represent a rich history of country and culture, each adding their own contributions and dynamic perspective to our country."

Milwaukee is celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month with a community celebration in Deer District Thursday, in addition to other events all month long.

Meanwhile, TMJ4 will be sharing local stories and shining a light on the history, culture and achievements of Milwaukee's Hispanic community. Find those stories here.

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