November 11, a day we honored all veterans of the U.S. armed forces and those killed in battle.
The Nashville Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce joined the nation in recognizing and honoring America’s veterans for their patriotism, willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good.
As we celebrated the historical significance of Veterans’ Day it is important to remember that from the 21.8 million veterans who have served our nation (484,901 live in Tennessee), 2.2+ million are black, 1.2 million veterans are Hispanic, (6.5% of all veterans in 2016 were Hispanic) 265,000 are Asian, 153,000 are Native American, 30,000 are Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, 17.5 million are non-Hispanic white and 1.6 million are female (Source: U.S Census).
It is a great privilege for us to salute those brave men and women who answered the call to duty. Their extraordinary courage and dedication, through history and around the world, honor our nation and its people. It is now our responsibility to honor these individuals, many of them family members and neighbors, to ensure that their service and sacrifice is not forgotten.
To all our service men and women, we are thankful for your service. And to all our Veterans, the legacy of your service lives on. Today, we live in a better world thanks to your courage and sacrifice.
On behalf of the NAHCC Board of Directors
President & CEO
Nashville Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce