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Hispanic Heritage Month invites people to reflect on Hispanic Americans’ service to our country

Hispanic Heritage Month invites people to reflect on Hispanic Americans’ service to our country


>>FOR 30 DAYS OUR COUNTRY>>FOR 30 DAYS OUR COUNTRY
CELEBRATES THE CONTRIBUTIONS OF>>FOR 30 DAYS OUR COUNTRY
CELEBRATES THE CONTRIBUTIONS OF
AMERICAN CITIZENS WHOSE CELEBRATES THE CONTRIBUTIONS OF
AMERICAN CITIZENS WHOSE
ANCESTORS CAME FROM SPAIN, AMERICAN CITIZENS WHOSE
ANCESTORS CAME FROM SPAIN,
MEXICO, THE CARIBBEAN, CENTRAL ANCESTORS CAME FROM SPAIN,
MEXICO, THE CARIBBEAN, CENTRAL
AND SOUTH AMERICA. MEXICO, THE CARIBBEAN, CENTRAL
AND SOUTH AMERICA.
>>IN THIS YEAR’S HISPANIC AND SOUTH AMERICA.
>>IN THIS YEAR’S HISPANIC
HERITAGE MONTH THEME IS ONE WE>>IN THIS YEAR’S HISPANIC
HERITAGE MONTH THEME IS ONE WE
CAN ALL CELEBRATE YEAR-ROUND. HERITAGE MONTH THEME IS ONE WE
CAN ALL CELEBRATE YEAR-ROUND.
IT IS INVITING AND ENCOURAGING CAN ALL CELEBRATE YEAR-ROUND.
IT IS INVITING AND ENCOURAGING
PEOPLE TO REFLECT ON THE IT IS INVITING AND ENCOURAGING
PEOPLE TO REFLECT ON THE
SERVICE AND VITAL CONTRIBUTIONS PEOPLE TO REFLECT ON THE
SERVICE AND VITAL CONTRIBUTIONS
HISPANIC AMERICANS HAVE MADE SERVICE AND VITAL CONTRIBUTIONS
HISPANIC AMERICANS HAVE MADE
AND CONTINUE TO MAKE IN OUR HISPANIC AMERICANS HAVE MADE
AND CONTINUE TO MAKE IN OUR
COUNTRY EVERY DAY. AND CONTINUE TO MAKE IN OUR
COUNTRY EVERY DAY.
>>JOINING US TODAY TO TALK COUNTRY EVERY DAY.
>>JOINING US TODAY TO TALK
ABOUT HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH>>JOINING US TODAY TO TALK
ABOUT HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH
AS PRESIDENT AND RETIRED AIR ABOUT HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH
AS PRESIDENT AND RETIRED AIR
FORCE OFFICER WILSON. AS PRESIDENT AND RETIRED AIR
FORCE OFFICER WILSON.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE. FORCE OFFICER WILSON.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE.
>>GOOD MORNING AND THANK YOU THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE.
>>GOOD MORNING AND THANK YOU
MUCH FOR THE OPPORTUNITY TO>>GOOD MORNING AND THANK YOU
MUCH FOR THE OPPORTUNITY TO
SPEAK WITH YOU TODAY. MUCH FOR THE OPPORTUNITY TO
SPEAK WITH YOU TODAY.
SERVICE TEAM. SPEAK WITH YOU TODAY.
SERVICE TEAM.
SO TALK TO US ABOUT THE RICH SERVICE TEAM.
SO TALK TO US ABOUT THE RICH
HISTORY OF HISPANIC AMERICANS. SO TALK TO US ABOUT THE RICH
HISTORY OF HISPANIC AMERICANS.
>>ABSOLUTELY. HISTORY OF HISPANIC AMERICANS.
>>ABSOLUTELY.
I WAS REALLY EXCITED THAT WAS>>ABSOLUTELY.
I WAS REALLY EXCITED THAT WAS
THE THEME BECAUSE HISPANICS DO I WAS REALLY EXCITED THAT WAS
THE THEME BECAUSE HISPANICS DO
HAVE A LONG HISTORY OF SERVING. THE THEME BECAUSE HISPANICS DO
HAVE A LONG HISTORY OF SERVING.
WAY BACK TO THE CIVIL WAR. HAVE A LONG HISTORY OF SERVING.
WAY BACK TO THE CIVIL WAR.
WE ALSO HAVE 44 HISPANIC WAY BACK TO THE CIVIL WAR.
WE ALSO HAVE 44 HISPANIC
SERVICEMEMBERS THAT WON THE WE ALSO HAVE 44 HISPANIC
SERVICEMEMBERS THAT WON THE
CONGRESSIONAL MEDAL OF HONOR. SERVICEMEMBERS THAT WON THE
CONGRESSIONAL MEDAL OF HONOR.
SO SERVICE HAS BEEN NEAR AND CONGRESSIONAL MEDAL OF HONOR.
SO SERVICE HAS BEEN NEAR AND
DEAR IN OUR BLOOD PARTICULARLY SO SERVICE HAS BEEN NEAR AND
DEAR IN OUR BLOOD PARTICULARLY
FOR THOSE OF US THAT CAME FROM DEAR IN OUR BLOOD PARTICULARLY
FOR THOSE OF US THAT CAME FROM
FOREIGN COUNTRIES. FOR THOSE OF US THAT CAME FROM
FOREIGN COUNTRIES.
AND WANTED TO CONTRIBUTE AND FOREIGN COUNTRIES.
AND WANTED TO CONTRIBUTE AND
GET BACK TO THIS COUNTRY THAT AND WANTED TO CONTRIBUTE AND
GET BACK TO THIS COUNTRY THAT
IS GIVEN US SO MANY GET BACK TO THIS COUNTRY THAT
IS GIVEN US SO MANY
OPPORTUNITIES. IS GIVEN US SO MANY
OPPORTUNITIES.
>>WE HAVE AN ORGANIZATION THAT OPPORTUNITIES.
>>WE HAVE AN ORGANIZATION THAT
WAS ALL HISPANIC SEGREGATED>>WE HAVE AN ORGANIZATION THAT
WAS ALL HISPANIC SEGREGATED
UNIT THAT FACED A LOT OF RACIAL WAS ALL HISPANIC SEGREGATED
UNIT THAT FACED A LOT OF RACIAL
AND ETHNIC KIND OF TENSION BUT UNIT THAT FACED A LOT OF RACIAL
AND ETHNIC KIND OF TENSION BUT
ALWAYS DISTINGUISHED THEMSELVES AND ETHNIC KIND OF TENSION BUT
ALWAYS DISTINGUISHED THEMSELVES
UNFORTUNATELY THEY WERE ALWAYS DISTINGUISHED THEMSELVES
UNFORTUNATELY THEY WERE
RECOGNIZED NEXT HE EARNED THE UNFORTUNATELY THEY WERE
RECOGNIZED NEXT HE EARNED THE
CONGRESSIONAL GOLD MEDAL. RECOGNIZED NEXT HE EARNED THE
CONGRESSIONAL GOLD MEDAL.
AND I WAS PROUD ASKED TO BE CONGRESSIONAL GOLD MEDAL.
AND I WAS PROUD ASKED TO BE
PART OF THAT EFFORT. AND I WAS PROUD ASKED TO BE
PART OF THAT EFFORT.
>>AND YOU OF COURSE AS WE PART OF THAT EFFORT.
>>AND YOU OF COURSE AS WE
MENTIONED OR A VETERAN.>>AND YOU OF COURSE AS WE
MENTIONED OR A VETERAN.
TELL US ABOUT WHY SERVICE IS SO MENTIONED OR A VETERAN.
TELL US ABOUT WHY SERVICE IS SO
IMPORTANT TO YOU. TELL US ABOUT WHY SERVICE IS SO
IMPORTANT TO YOU.
>>SURE. IMPORTANT TO YOU.
>>SURE.
AS I MENTIONED I’M FIRST>>SURE.
AS I MENTIONED I’M FIRST
GENERATION HISPANIC WAS BORN IN AS I MENTIONED I’M FIRST
GENERATION HISPANIC WAS BORN IN
COLOMBIA AND CAME HERE AS A GENERATION HISPANIC WAS BORN IN
COLOMBIA AND CAME HERE AS A
YOUNG CHILD AND MY PARENTS COLOMBIA AND CAME HERE AS A
YOUNG CHILD AND MY PARENTS
ALWAYS INSTILLED IN US TO GIVE YOUNG CHILD AND MY PARENTS
ALWAYS INSTILLED IN US TO GIVE
BACK AND TO SERVE. ALWAYS INSTILLED IN US TO GIVE
BACK AND TO SERVE.
I CHOSE THE MILITARY AND IT WAS BACK AND TO SERVE.
I CHOSE THE MILITARY AND IT WAS
JUST A CALLING. I CHOSE THE MILITARY AND IT WAS
JUST A CALLING.
I THINK FOR MANY OF US TO JUST A CALLING.
I THINK FOR MANY OF US TO
CHOOSE A CAREER, IT IS A I THINK FOR MANY OF US TO
CHOOSE A CAREER, IT IS A
CALLING AND SOMETHING WE FEEL CHOOSE A CAREER, IT IS A
CALLING AND SOMETHING WE FEEL
PASSIONATE ABOUT. CALLING AND SOMETHING WE FEEL
PASSIONATE ABOUT.
I WAS GOING TO DO 20 YEARS AND PASSIONATE ABOUT.
I WAS GOING TO DO 20 YEARS AND
IT. I WAS GOING TO DO 20 YEARS AND
IT.
ABOUT SIX YEARS IN ACTIVE DUTY IT.
ABOUT SIX YEARS IN ACTIVE DUTY
AND THE REST OF THE RESERVES ABOUT SIX YEARS IN ACTIVE DUTY
AND THE REST OF THE RESERVES
AND RETIRED FOREIGN HALF YEARS AND THE REST OF THE RESERVES
AND RETIRED FOREIGN HALF YEARS
AGO. AND RETIRED FOREIGN HALF YEARS
AGO.
>>WHAT IS LIFE NOW AFTER THE AGO.
>>WHAT IS LIFE NOW AFTER THE
MILITARY?>>WHAT IS LIFE NOW AFTER THE
MILITARY?
YOU REALLY TOOK ALL THAT MILITARY?
YOU REALLY TOOK ALL THAT
SERVICE AND PUT IT INTO YOU REALLY TOOK ALL THAT
SERVICE AND PUT IT INTO
SOMETHING ELSE. SERVICE AND PUT IT INTO
SOMETHING ELSE.
>>YES, IT WAS GREAT. SOMETHING ELSE.
>>YES, IT WAS GREAT.
ACTUALLY THE MILITARY MADE ME A>>YES, IT WAS GREAT.
ACTUALLY THE MILITARY MADE ME A
PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICER SORTED ACTUALLY THE MILITARY MADE ME A
PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICER SORTED
PUBLIC RELATIONS AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICER SORTED
PUBLIC RELATIONS AND
COMMUNICATIONS FOR THE AIR PUBLIC RELATIONS AND
COMMUNICATIONS FOR THE AIR
FORCE. COMMUNICATIONS FOR THE AIR
FORCE.
DATING MYSELF BACK I ACTUALLY FORCE.
DATING MYSELF BACK I ACTUALLY
DID ALL THE AIR FORCE’S DATING MYSELF BACK I ACTUALLY
DID ALL THE AIR FORCE’S
COMMUNICATIONS FOR Y2K. DID ALL THE AIR FORCE’S
COMMUNICATIONS FOR Y2K.
IN THOSE KINDS OF ASPECTS. COMMUNICATIONS FOR Y2K.
IN THOSE KINDS OF ASPECTS.
IN A COMMUNICATION PERIOD IN THOSE KINDS OF ASPECTS.
IN A COMMUNICATION PERIOD
CULMINATED INTO ME STARTING IN A COMMUNICATION PERIOD
CULMINATED INTO ME STARTING
THAT IN THE CIVILIAN WORLD AND CULMINATED INTO ME STARTING
THAT IN THE CIVILIAN WORLD AND
NOW IS A BUSINESS OWNER OF A THAT IN THE CIVILIAN WORLD AND
NOW IS A BUSINESS OWNER OF A
MARKETING AND ADVERTISING NOW IS A BUSINESS OWNER OF A
MARKETING AND ADVERTISING
AGENCY, I’M USING THE SAME MARKETING AND ADVERTISING
AGENCY, I’M USING THE SAME
TOOLS IN THE TOOLBOX THAT I AGENCY, I’M USING THE SAME
TOOLS IN THE TOOLBOX THAT I
LEARNED IN DUTY. TOOLS IN THE TOOLBOX THAT I
LEARNED IN DUTY.
>>WHY IS IT SO IMPORTANT FOR LEARNED IN DUTY.
>>WHY IS IT SO IMPORTANT FOR
ALL OF US TO CELEBRATE THIS>>WHY IS IT SO IMPORTANT FOR
ALL OF US TO CELEBRATE THIS
MONTH? ALL OF US TO CELEBRATE THIS
MONTH?
>>IS IMPORTANT FOR US TO MONTH?
>>IS IMPORTANT FOR US TO
CELEBRATE EVERY MONTH.>>IS IMPORTANT FOR US TO
CELEBRATE EVERY MONTH.
THIS IS THE ONE MONTH WHERE WE CELEBRATE EVERY MONTH.
THIS IS THE ONE MONTH WHERE WE
HIGHLIGHT HISPANICS IN GENERAL. THIS IS THE ONE MONTH WHERE WE
HIGHLIGHT HISPANICS IN GENERAL.
BUT WE MENTIONED THE MILITARY HIGHLIGHT HISPANICS IN GENERAL.
BUT WE MENTIONED THE MILITARY
SERVICE BUT HISPANICS ARE BUT WE MENTIONED THE MILITARY
SERVICE BUT HISPANICS ARE
CONTRIBUTING IN OTHER AREAS IN SERVICE BUT HISPANICS ARE
CONTRIBUTING IN OTHER AREAS IN
THE BUSINESS WORLD OBVIOUSLY AS CONTRIBUTING IN OTHER AREAS IN
THE BUSINESS WORLD OBVIOUSLY AS
A MATTER OF FACT. THE BUSINESS WORLD OBVIOUSLY AS
A MATTER OF FACT.
HISPANIC BUSINESSES ARE GROWING A MATTER OF FACT.
HISPANIC BUSINESSES ARE GROWING
BY LEAPS AND BOUNDS. HISPANIC BUSINESSES ARE GROWING
BY LEAPS AND BOUNDS.
AS A MATTER FACT NON-HISPANIC BY LEAPS AND BOUNDS.
AS A MATTER FACT NON-HISPANIC
BUSINESSES ARE ACTUALLY AS A MATTER FACT NON-HISPANIC
BUSINESSES ARE ACTUALLY
SHRINKING HERE IN THE STATE OF BUSINESSES ARE ACTUALLY
SHRINKING HERE IN THE STATE OF
FLORIDA. SHRINKING HERE IN THE STATE OF
FLORIDA.
WE ARE GIVING BACK IN OUR FLORIDA.
WE ARE GIVING BACK IN OUR
CULTURE. WE ARE GIVING BACK IN OUR
CULTURE.
AS A MATTER FACT TORTILLAS OUT CULTURE.
AS A MATTER FACT TORTILLAS OUT
SO HAMBURGER AND HOT DOG BUNS AS A MATTER FACT TORTILLAS OUT
SO HAMBURGER AND HOT DOG BUNS
SO WHAT IS MORE AMERICAN THAN A SO HAMBURGER AND HOT DOG BUNS
SO WHAT IS MORE AMERICAN THAN A
TORTILLA? SO WHAT IS MORE AMERICAN THAN A
TORTILLA?
AND SALSA OUTSELLS KETCHUP. TORTILLA?
AND SALSA OUTSELLS KETCHUP.
CONTRIBUTE TO. AND SALSA OUTSELLS KETCHUP.
CONTRIBUTE TO.
THE NUMBER ONE MOST VIEWED CONTRIBUTE TO.
THE NUMBER ONE MOST VIEWED
VIDEO WAS THIS MOST . THE NUMBER ONE MOST VIEWED
VIDEO WAS THIS MOST .
>>ONE IN SEVEN MILITARY VIDEO WAS THIS MOST .
>>ONE IN SEVEN MILITARY
MEMBERS IS HISPANIC AND SO IT>>ONE IN SEVEN MILITARY
MEMBERS IS HISPANIC AND SO IT
IS A BIG COMPONENT AND A PART MEMBERS IS HISPANIC AND SO IT
IS A BIG COMPONENT AND A PART
OF THAT FABRIC OF AMERICA WHEN IS A BIG COMPONENT AND A PART
OF THAT FABRIC OF AMERICA WHEN
YOU LOOK AT OUR SERVICE OF THAT FABRIC OF AMERICA WHEN
YOU LOOK AT OUR SERVICE
MEMBERS. YOU LOOK AT OUR SERVICE
MEMBERS.
>>THAT IS ABSOLUTELY TRUE. MEMBERS.
>>THAT IS ABSOLUTELY TRUE.
AND IT IS THROUGHOUT THE RANKS>>THAT IS ABSOLUTELY TRUE.
AND IT IS THROUGHOUT THE RANKS
AND WITH ALL THE MILITARY AND IT IS THROUGHOUT THE RANKS
AND WITH ALL THE MILITARY
SERVICES. AND WITH ALL THE MILITARY
SERVICES.
I THINK IT IS SOMETHING THAT SERVICES.
I THINK IT IS SOMETHING THAT
GIVING BACK IN SERVICE IS NEAR I THINK IT IS SOMETHING THAT
GIVING BACK IN SERVICE IS NEAR
AND DEAR TO OUR CULTURE AND THE GIVING BACK IN SERVICE IS NEAR
AND DEAR TO OUR CULTURE AND THE
MILITARY IS A NATURAL WAY FOR AND DEAR TO OUR CULTURE AND THE
MILITARY IS A NATURAL WAY FOR
US TO GIVE IT THAT IS THE MILITARY IS A NATURAL WAY FOR
US TO GIVE IT THAT IS THE
CALLING THAT WE HAVE. US TO GIVE IT THAT IS THE
CALLING THAT WE HAVE.
>>OF THIS YEAR FOR THIS MONTH CALLING THAT WE HAVE.
>>OF THIS YEAR FOR THIS MONTH
PEOPLE WATCHING, WHAT WOULD YOU>>OF THIS YEAR FOR THIS MONTH
PEOPLE WATCHING, WHAT WOULD YOU
LIKE PEOPLE TO DO WITH HISPANIC PEOPLE WATCHING, WHAT WOULD YOU
LIKE PEOPLE TO DO WITH HISPANIC
HERITAGE MONTH? LIKE PEOPLE TO DO WITH HISPANIC
HERITAGE MONTH?
>>EAT HER FOOD AND DANCE TO HERITAGE MONTH?
>>EAT HER FOOD AND DANCE TO
THE SIGNIFICANT IMPACTS THAT WE>>EAT HER FOOD AND DANCE TO
THE SIGNIFICANT IMPACTS THAT WE
ARE HAVING AGAIN IN BUSINESS THE SIGNIFICANT IMPACTS THAT WE
ARE HAVING AGAIN IN BUSINESS
AND CULTURE AND SOCIETY IN THE ARE HAVING AGAIN IN BUSINESS
AND CULTURE AND SOCIETY IN THE
MILITARY AS WELL. AND CULTURE AND SOCIETY IN THE
MILITARY AS WELL.
AND ALSO RECOGNIZE THAT THIS IS MILITARY AS WELL.
AND ALSO RECOGNIZE THAT THIS IS
GOING ON WILL ALL ACROSS THE AND ALSO RECOGNIZE THAT THIS IS
GOING ON WILL ALL ACROSS THE
YEAR. GOING ON WILL ALL ACROSS THE
YEAR.
ORLANDO SPECIFICALLY IS PUSHING YEAR.
ORLANDO SPECIFICALLY IS PUSHING
35 PERCENT HISPANIC. ORLANDO SPECIFICALLY IS PUSHING
35 PERCENT HISPANIC.
FLORIDA HAS MORE THAN 5 MILLION 35 PERCENT HISPANIC.
FLORIDA HAS MORE THAN 5 MILLION
HISPANICS. FLORIDA HAS MORE THAN 5 MILLION
HISPANICS.
AS A MATTER OF FACT BY THE YEAR HISPANICS.
AS A MATTER OF FACT BY THE YEAR
2020 WHITES, CAUCASIANS WILL BE AS A MATTER OF FACT BY THE YEAR
2020 WHITES, CAUCASIANS WILL BE
THE MINORITY IN THIS COUNTRY. 2020 WHITES, CAUCASIANS WILL BE
THE MINORITY IN THIS COUNTRY.
SO SIGNIFICANT SHIFT THAT IS THE MINORITY IN THIS COUNTRY.
SO SIGNIFICANT SHIFT THAT IS
TAKING PLACE. SO SIGNIFICANT SHIFT THAT IS
TAKING PLACE.
SO I WANT THEM TO RECOGNIZE TAKING PLACE.
SO I WANT THEM TO RECOGNIZE
THAT HISPANICS WERE INGRAINED SO I WANT THEM TO RECOGNIZE
THAT HISPANICS WERE INGRAINED
INTO THE US CULTURE LIKE THAT HISPANICS WERE INGRAINED
INTO THE US CULTURE LIKE
EVERYBODY ELSE AND WE SHOULD BE


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