Fort Leonard Wood celebrates Hispanic heritage with Latin rhythms, education

Story and photos by Melissa Buckley
GUIDON staff

The smell of traditional Mexican cuisine and the sound of Latin rhythms filled the room during last week’s National Hispanic Heritage Month celebration.

The Oct. 8 event was hosted by the 1st Engineer Brigade and held in the Engineer Regimental room of the John B. Mahaffey Museum.

A group of friends, led by Air Force Tech. Sgt. Ishanti Holmes, put on their dancing shoes to provide entertainment.  

“We are a group of friends made up of Zumba instructors on post,” Holmes said. “We are dancing to ‘Bajo la Tormenta’ today.”

Holmes said the group practiced for about three weeks to get ready for the performance.

“We feel so honored to even be asked to participate in this event,” Holmes said. “I hope that the audience can see the passion we have…     Read More...