Hispanic Americans are now 50+ million strong and growing. The service that we have rendered on behalf of our United States of America, and the blood that we have spilled to defend our freedom has earned each Hispanic American citizen the right to claim the stars and stripes and to hold it high. It is ours to hold just as high as anyone else and no one, no words, no deed can remove our grip from the flag that our Hispanic American military heroes have earned for each of us. Hold it high and hold it proud! We are rightful members and heirs of the American experience!