By Miriam Rodriguez

WSMR Public Affairs

The White Sands Missile Range community observed Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month May 24 at the Frontier Club.The guest speaker for the event was 1st Sgt. Easter Jackson who is assigned to the NCO Leadership Center of Excellence, For Bliss NCO Academy as the First Sergeant.

Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month

The White Sands Missile Range community observed Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month May 24 at the Frontier Club.

This year’s theme is “Advancing Leaders Through Collaboration”.

The guest speaker for the event was 1st Sgt. Easter Jackson who is assigned to the NCO Leadership Center of Excellence, For Bliss NCO Academy as the First Sergeant.

“This month is a time for reflection, celebration and appreciation for the influence and contributions of Asian American and Pacific Islanders throughout U.S. history,” Jackson said.

“By honoring our heritage, we as a country are able to embrace the roots of diversity on which the United States is built. These contributions of a diverse set of cultures brings awareness on how rich our heritage is and reminds us of the importance of diversity and inclusion in order to achieve equity.”

The incoming Post Chaplain Maj. Hwa Chung gave the invocation.