June 17, 2013

Caribbean American Heritage Month

 In 2006, June was designated as the National Caribbean American Heritage Month in recognition of the significance of Caribbean people and their descendants in the history and culture of the United States and an official Proclamation was issued by President George W. Bush.

In Montgomery County, Caribbean immigrants make up six percent of the foreign-born population.

County Executive Ike Leggett and Council President Nancy Navarro have issued a proclamation recognizing June as Caribbean American Heritage Month. In it, they “pay tribute to the culture and bonds of friendship that unite the United States and the Caribbean countries, our common values and our shared history.”

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