SAN ANGELO, Texas — A kickoff for Hispanic Heritage Month is planned for 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 15, on the San Angelo City Hall steps, 72 W. College Ave.
The theme locally for Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs from Sept.15-Oct. 15 is “Unidos: Inclusivity for a Stronger Nation.”
The San Angelo Hispanic Heritage Museum & Cultural Center is hosting the free event that is open to the community
The ceremony will begin with a performance by San Angelo Lake View High School Mariachi group, Los Caciques, followed by the National Hispanic Heritage Month proclamation read by COSA City Manager Daniel Valenzuela.
Guest speaker will be San Angelo Police Department Lt. Mike Hernandez, followed by a special performance by the Damitas y Charritos de Fort Concho Elementary School. Tommy Tarango, a San Angelo native and Lake View High School graduate will pay tribute to Mexican music icon Vicente Fernandez.
The month-long celebration recognizes the valuable contributions made by citizens of Hispanic descent to all aspects of American life. Hispanic Heritage Month provides a special opportunity to focus on the many Hispanic Americans whose lives have shaped common history and heritage.