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Ft. Benning recognizes Hispanic Heritage Month

FORT BENNING, GA (WTVM) -

Fort Benning celebrated Hispanic Heritage Month on Tuesday morning at the Benning Club.

They addressed this year's Hispanic Heritage Month theme, "Hispanics: A Legacy of History, A Present of Action and a Future of Success."

During the Hispanic Heritage Month observance, the Frank R. Loyd Elementary School's student choir sang the national anthem as well as other musical numbers.

"We are recognizing the Hispanic contributions made to society from past to present," said Sergeant First Class Tony Carter. "A lil bit of history of the Hispanic culture."

"The Hispanic population and Latinos are going to continue to grow," added Command Sergeant Major Napoleon Noguerapayan, who was a guest speaker for the event. "Right now, we are at 53 million but at the rate we're going by the year 2060 we're going to be over 128 million. So it is hugely important that we start understanding the culture and variety and what they bring to the table." 

Hispanic Heritage Month runs until October 15.

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