We want to join many of our clients in celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month, honoring Americans, especially our colleagues, whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America.

As President Biden notes in his Proclamation, “Hispanic heritage holds an indelible place in the heart and soul of our Nation, and National Hispanic Heritage Month reminds us that the American identity is a fabric of diverse traditions and stories woven together. Since the beginning, our country has drawn strength and insights from Hispanic writers, scientists, soldiers, doctors, entrepreneurs, academics, and leaders in labor and government. Our culture has been enriched by the rhythms, art, literature, and creativity of Hispanic peoples. And our deepest values have been informed by the love of family and faith that is at the core of so many Hispanic communities. All of these contributions help us realize the promise of America for all Americans.”

We also want to highlight this month’s theme: “Unidos: Inclusivity for a Stronger Nation,” suggested by Ms. Ily Soares, Supervisory Accountant at Farm Credit Administration (FCA). We are in wholehearted agreement with her comments that “As has been proven, when different voices are sitting at the metaphorical table and included in key decisions, the entire community benefits from greater solutions that address concerns from all people. Whether it be education, government, business, or the environment, ensuring that all voices are represented provide results in better and more thoughtful decisions. These improved decisions support the greater good and minimize any negative impacts to marginalized communities and people of color. We call on citizens of this nation from all walks of life to look around and welcome new voices to the table. This will help us build stronger communities and in turn, a stronger nation.”

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