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Douglasville, Georgia - Douglas County Board of Commission Chair Dr. Romona Jackson Jones delivered remarks at the National Hispanic Heritage Month program held at Turner Middle School on Tuesday, October 15, 2018. Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15th to October 15th, by celebrating the historical values and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Mexico, the Caribbean, Spain, South America and Central America.

"This special month of recognitions speaks volumes about the extraordinary contributions of Hispanic heritage," said Dr. Romona Jackson Jones. National Hispanic Heritage Month observation began in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon Johnson and further extended under President Ronald Reagan's Administration in 1988 to cover a 30-day period of observation originating on September 15 and concluding on October 15. It was enacted into law on August 17, 1988 on the approval of Public Law 100-402.

Chairman Jones delivered a proclamation on behalf of the Douglas County Board of Commissioners proclaiming September 15 to October 15, 2018 to the principal of Turner Middle School Mr. Darron Franklin and the English and Language Arts/Reading Teacher Ms. Carol Rozier.

With a surprised look on her face and a humble reaction to the surprised personal delivery of the proclamation, Ms. Rozier said, "I'm truly honored by receiving this proclamation because nothing like this has ever happened to me." Mr. Franklin expressed his feelings as well. "Thank you so much Chairman Jones for this personal touch of delivering this proclamation," Mr. Franklin said.

PHOTO: Chairman Jones, Ms. Carol Rozier, Mr. Darron Franklin

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