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THE BAND APPALATIN, A LATIN-INFUSED GROUP THAT COMBINES elements of music from Kentucky and Latin American into their songs, performs at National Hispanic Heritage Month Observance Oct. 15 at the Saber & Quill. The observance included a speech by Lt. Col. Victor Melendez, while Appalatin performed the national anthem and four of its songs for the crowd.
Knox celebrates diverse Hispanic heritages

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Lt. Col. Victor Melendez wants everyone to know not all Hispanic heritages are the same. That was Melendez’s message as he spoke to those who attended the Hispanic Heritage Month Observance at the Saber & Quill, hosted by the Fort Knox Garrison Com-mand on Fort Knox Oct. 15.