• Traditional Hispanic dances were performed by the Grupo Latinoamericano Dance Troupe Wednesday at the Pershing Community Center in combination with the 2012 Hispanic American Heritage Month observance at Fort Leonard Wood. (Army photo/Keith Burkhart)

    Fort Leonard Wood celebrates Hispanic American Heritage Month

    Traditional Hispanic dances were performed by the Grupo Latinoamericano Dance Troupe Wednesday at the Pershing Community Center in combination with the 2012 Hispanic American Heritage Month observance at Fort Leonard Wood. (Army photo/Keith Burkhart)

  • Yolanda Lorge, Grupo Latinoamericano Dance Company president was the guest speaker for the 2012 Hispanic American Heritage Month Observance and Luncheon Wednesday at the Pershing Community Center. She has received numerous awards and recognitions including Most Influential Women in Business and the DAR Americanism Medal from the Daughters of the American Revolution. (Army photo/Keith Burkhart)

    Fort Leonard Wood celebrates Hispanic American Heritage Month

    Yolanda Lorge, Grupo Latinoamericano Dance Company president was the guest speaker for the 2012 Hispanic American Heritage Month Observance and Luncheon Wednesday at the Pershing Community Center. She has received numerous awards and recognitions...

  • A Hispanic American Heritage Month observance took place Wednesday celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America. The event was hosted by the 3rd Chemical Brigade. (Army photo/Keith Burkhart)

    Fort Leonard Wood celebrates Hispanic American Heritage Month

    A Hispanic American Heritage Month observance took place Wednesday celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America. The event was hosted by...

  • Col. James Bonner, 3rd Chemical Brigade commander, presents a plaque of appreciation to Yolanda Lorge for her participation in Fort Leonard Wood's 2012 Hispanic American Heritage Month Observance and Luncheon Wednesday. As founder and current president of Grupo Latinoamericano, an organization established in 1987, Lorge is dedicated to the betterment of Latinos and the pursuit of a better understanding between Hispanics and the rest of the American society. (Army photo/Keith Burkhart)

    Fort Leonard Wood celebrates Hispanic American Heritage Month

    Col. James Bonner, 3rd Chemical Brigade commander, presents a plaque of appreciation to Yolanda Lorge for her participation in Fort Leonard Wood's 2012 Hispanic American Heritage Month Observance and Luncheon Wednesday. As founder and current president...

FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. - Hispanic American Heritage Month is under way and to help celebrate the contributions of Hispanic Americans, Fort Leonard Wood held its Hispanic American Heritage Month observance and luncheon Wednesday at the Pershing Community Center.

The event, hosted by the 3rd Chemical Brigade featured Yolanda Lorge, Grupo Latinoamericano Dance Company president, as the guest speaker.

According to the Library of Congress website, each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America.

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