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October 10, 2014 / iDriveWarships

SURFPAC Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

National Hispanic Heritage Month celebration at SURFPAC

Commander Naval Surface Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet (SURFPAC) celebrated National Hispanic Heritage Month today with a ceremony expounding on the national theme, “Hispanics: A Legacy of History, A Present of Action and a Future of Success.”

SURFPAC staff enjoyed a Flamenco dance performance by DanzArts, and remarks from keynote speaker, Lt. Cmdr. Manuel Sanchez, Maintenance Material Control Officer for HSC-21 Blackjacks.

National Hispanic Heritage Month is observed from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15 by honoring the histories, cultures and contributions of Americans who trace their roots to Spain, Mexico, and the Spanish-speaking nations of Central and South America and the Caribbean. Sept. 15 marks the anniversary of independence for the Latin American countries of Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. Additionally, Mexico and Chile celebrate their independence days on Sept. 16 and Sept. 18, respectively.

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