ADOPTED - OCTOBER 11, 2005
Agenda Item No. 6
Introduced by the County Services Committee of the:
INGHAM COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
RESOLUTION PROCLAIMING SEPTEMBER 15 – OCTOBER 15, 2005 AS HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH IN INGHAM COUNTY
WHEREAS, Hispanic Heritage Month, begins on September 15 and is the anniversary of independence for five Latin American countries—Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua; and
WHEREAS, in addition, Mexico declared its independence on September 16, and Chile on September 18; and
WHEREAS, in 1988, President Ronald Reagan signed into Public Law (P.L. 100-402) proclaiming September 15th through October 15th, of each year as Hispanic Heritage Month; and
WHEREAS, Spanish-speaking people have brought to our nation the gift of law, religion, agriculture, art, music, education, technology, architecture, cuisine, theatre and exploration; and
WHEREAS, Ingham County is fortunate to count among its population a large concentration of citizens of Spanish and Latin American descent; and
WHEREAS, during September and October, 2005 and the Hispanic-American community will celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month through a series of special programs featuring Hispanic history, food, dance and art.
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Ingham County Board of Commissioners proclaims September 15, 2005 through October 15, 2005 as Hispanic Heritage Month in Ingham County.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that citizens are encouraged to recognize, applaud, and participate in the celebration of the many contributions made by Hispanic Americans that enhance the quality of life in Ingham County.
COUNTY SERVICES: Yeas: Celentino, Copedge, De Leon, Schor, Severino, Vickers
Nays: None Absent: None Approved 10/6/05