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Posted on: September 15, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Killeen Mayor to host reception in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month

The community is invited to attend, proclamation will be presented

KILLEEN, Texas (Sep. 15, 2021) – On Tuesday, Sept. 20, Killeen Mayor Debbie Nash-King will honor Hispanic Heritage Month during a reception at City Hall at 4p.m.

The event will take place in the City Hall foyer on the first floor (101 North College Street) and the community is invited to attend. The Hispanic American Chamber of Commerce-Central Texas, the Sociedad Cultural HispanoAmericana, the League of United Latin American Citizens Council (LULAC) Herencia #4297 and the Killeen-Fort Hood League of United Latin American Citizens Council (LULAC) #4535 have been invited, as Mayor Nash-King presents an official proclamation.

Hispanic Heritage Month is observed throughout the nation annually from Sept. 15 – Oct. 15 and began in 1968 when President Lyndon B. Johnson proclaimed Hispanic Heritage Week. In 1988, President Ronald Reagan expanded the commemoration to a month-long celebration.

The national theme of this year’s observance is, “Unidos: Inclusivity for a Stronger Nation.” The City of Killeen looks forward to celebrating the history, culture and contributions of Hispanic and Latin-Americans, including those from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America, who make this country what it is today.

“Hispanic-Americans have been integral to the prosperity of this great country,” Nash-King said. “Their impact is immeasurable, and they embody the best of American values.”

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