WASHINGTON (Oct. 10, 2012) -- In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15 -- Oct. 15) Army Strong Stories, the U.S. Army's premier Soldier blog and storytelling community, is featuring blog posts and video stories from Hispanic Soldiers discussing their proud heritage. The U.S. Army celebrates the histories, cultures and contributions of Hispanic Americans to our military and our nation.
On ArmyStrongStories.com, a community of Soldiers and supporters share their cultural heritage and how it has influenced their Army experience. In his video story, "Sharing My Culture Through Music," Sgt. Angel Muniz-Cardona, a saxophone player in the Army Band's "All Latin Ensemble," explains how proud he is to represent his Puerto Rican culture for audiences across the world. Cadet Daniel Cortes, a son of Cuban and Colombian immigrants, explains why he attended West Point in his video story "Serving to Give Back for the Freedom My Family Has Received."
"I came to visit West Point and was inspired; nobody in my family has ever served," said Cadet Cortes. "Both of my parents are immigrants and coming to the United States gave us opportunities and freedom, especially after my dad was under a dictatorship for most of his life. I felt like I owed it to them to serve my country with this opportunity they gave me."
The Army invites you to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month on Army Strong Stories by sharing a written or video story about what Hispanic heritage means to you.