APG observes Hispanic American Heritage Month

RDECOM Commander Maj. Gen. Cedric Wins, left, and RDECOM Command Sgt. Maj. Frank Gutierrez, right, present Judge Angela Eaves with a certificate of appreciation during the Hispanic American Heritage Month observance at the Myer Auditorium Oct. 4, 2017. | U.S. Army Photo by Conrad Johnson, RDECOM

The APG Hispanic American Heritage Month observance was held at the Myer Auditorium Oct. 4, 2017. The guest speaker was Harford County Administrative Judge Angela M. Eaves, who was born in Panama. The program included remarks by Col. Raymond Compton, Research, Development and Engineering Command chief of staff; the national anthem by Rachel Acevedo of the Civilian Human Resources Agency; music by Argentine guitarist-composer Christian D. Perez and closing remarks by RDECOM Commander Maj. Gen. Cedric Wins.

Eaves said there are many reasons she became a judge, but her mother says it’s, “because I’m stubborn and I like to talk a lot.”

Carmen Adrover of the Chemical Materials Activity, volunteers as a server at the food-tasting table during the APG Hispanic American Heritage Month observance at the Myer Auditorium, Oct. 4, 2017. | Photo by Kyle Jennings , CMA

Wins praised the program organizers and personnel who supported the event, noting, “In such a short amount of time, you can learn so much about a culture.”

A food tasting in the lobby followed the program. The 2017 Hispanic American Heritage Month theme is “Shaping the Bright Future of America.”