|Photo by Patrick Jones - OAS HQ, June 2013|
Monday, September 16, 2013
Kicking off Hispanic Heritage Month
Hispanic Heritage Month runs from 15 September to 15 October. Last year, I wrote a post with pictures that had been passed down from my Granny's early days in Tucson, Arizona. A more recent photo is below, taken from in front of the historic headquarters of the Organization of American States in Washington, DC.
I have written before about my great-grandparents Manuela Portillo and Plutarco Campuzano, and how they came to the United States from Mexico for opportunity. They raised a big family, now distributed in various parts of the US and in Europe too. I am proud of my Hispanic heritage, and post this for them. A link to the 2013 Presidential Proclamation reaffirming National Hispanic Heritage Month can be found here.