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Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District
Published Sept. 15, 2021

September 15 - October 15 is National Hispanic Heritage Month

We celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month to recognize the achievements and contributions of Hispanic American champions who have inspired others to achieve success. The observation began in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon Johnson and was expanded by President Ronald Reagan in 1988 to cover a 30-day period. It was enacted into law on August 17, 1988.

Click on the image below to open an interactive timeline presentation where you can discover historical milestones of Hispanic heritage going back to the 16th century.