Leaders from U.S. Army Human Resources Command ended the command's observance of National Hispanic Heritage Month at Fort Knox Oct. 10 with traditional music performed by Wilfredo Marrero and authentic flamenco dancing and singing performed by the Flamenco Louisville.
Major Gen. Joseph Calloway, commanding general of U.S. Army Human Resources Command, introduced the guest speaker, Edgardo Mansilla to recognize and honor the contributions and sacrifices of Hispanic and Latino Americans.
A native of Buenos Aires, Argentina, Mansilla is the executive director of the Americana Community Center. The grassroots non-profit center is located in nearby Louisville, serving refugee, immigrant and underserved populations while providing programs for more than 5,000 people from over 100 countries each year.
"We are part of this society," Mansilla said. "We can contribute to being a better society, stronger and equal. Equality isn't just a word we say; it's something that we practice. So our strong commitment to family, faith, hard work, education and service make the future our present."