Manchester Proclaims Hispanic Heritage Month

WHEREAS, Manchester is a town in which our diversity is shown and celebrated.  We recognize and honor the contributions of all members of our community; and 

 WHEREAS, September 15 is the anniversary of independence for five Latin American countries: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua.  Mexico achieved independence on September 16 and Chile achieved independence on September 18; and 

WHEREAS, In 1968, President Lyndon Johnson observed National Hispanic Heritage Week.  This was expanded by President Ronald Reagan in 1988 to cover a 30-day period starting on September 15 and ending on October 15.  It was enacted into law on August 17, 1988, on the approval of Public Law 100-402; and

WHEREAS, Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America; and

WHEREAS, During National Hispanic Heritage Month, we celebrate the countless contributions of more than 60 million Hispanic Americans to our culture and society.  Hispanic Americans are the largest minority group in the United States today, and generations of Hispanic Americans have consistently helped make our country strong and prosperous; and

WHEREAS, Manchester invites all members of the community to learn more about the rich Hispanic culture, traditions and history, and celebrate the contributions that have been made to our country and our community by Hispanic Americans.

THEREFORE, I, Jay Moran, Mayor of the Town of Manchester, on behalf of the Board of Directors, the Town Administration, and the citizens of Manchester, do hereby proclaim September 15 – October 15, 2020 as HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH


Jay Moran, Mayor                                                                                 

Signed this 6th day of October 2020

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