Every year, the U.S. observes National Hispanic Heritage Month (NHHM) from September 15 to October 15 to appreciate the remarkable influence Hispanic and Latinx Americans have had on our country. September 15 is significant because it was the day when five Latin American countries earned their independence from Spain in 1821.

This month, we appreciate their histories, cultures and contributions through profiles featuring the members of their community. Today, we invite you to hear from Erica Colón from our Commercial Surety team. Read her story here.

According to the Census Bureau, as of 2022 the U.S. Hispanic population is about 63.7 million (19.1% of the total population), making it the nation’s largest racial or ethnic minority.