“Tomorrow we celebrate the start of Hispanic Heritage Month, an opportunity to acknowledge the countless contributions Latinos have made to our nation. During this time, I join in recognizing how the Hispanic community has shaped and improved our nation – through science, sports, politics, entertainment, business, and many other fields. The roots of the Hispanic community in our country run as deep as its history, and Latinos have played a central role in helping our nation succeed and grow. We are especially thankful for the service and sacrifices of Latino service-members on the front lines in Afghanistan, as well as those who have served in prior conflicts throughout our nation’s history. During Hispanic Heritage Month, we look back on the community’s achievements while also celebrating their continued role strengthening America.