“As the granddaughter of Bahamian immigrants, I am proud to commemorate June 2012 as National Caribbean-American Heritage Month. Like many Americans of Caribbean descent, my parents and grandparents came here with nothing, but through hard work and education, they achieved the American Dream.
Caribbean-Americans have made numerous invaluable contributions to our nation through areas such as the arts, politics, armed forces and science. It is because of this shared heritage that I join my fellow Caribbean-Americans in honoring our ancestors’ homelands and sacrifices, and for future generations to have a chance at the American Dream. Happy National Caribbean-American Heritage Month!”