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Fun Facts about National Hispanic Heritage Month

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SYLVIA WINSTON
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Hispanic Heritage Month has been featured on Sesame Street.

The first year that Hispanic heritage month was celebrated on a national level was 1968 where it began as a week-long celebration.

1.1 million: The number of Hispanics or Latinos 18 and older who are veterans of the U.S. armed forces.

National Hispanic Heritage Month is meant to celebrate the customs, legacies, and achievements of U.S citizens with Hispanic roots.

MOOR graphic by LESLIE HWANG

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