Will we have a National Museum of the American Latino?
VARCom President Named to Commission to Study the Creation of a National Museum of the American Latino
VARCom Solutions announces that its President, Raul Danny Vargas, a recognized Northern Virginia business leader, was nominated to serve on a commission to study the creation of a National Museum of the American Latino.
Signed into law by President Bush on May 8, 2008 as part of the Consolidated Natural Resources Act of 2008, the 23-member Commission will study the potential creation of a National Museum of American Latino Heritage inWashington, D.C. and will provide a report back to Congress detailing its recommendations (including a fund-raising plan).
House Minority Leader John Boehner recently appointed Mr. Vargas at the urging of Congressman Wolf, who emphasized Vargas’ contributions to the business community and his service to the region and the country.
“I was very proud to nominate Danny for this important commission,” said Wolf. He added, “I have no doubt that he will serve with distinction and will continue to be a positive role model not only for Hispanics but for all Americans who aspire to overcome adversity, achieve success and give back to their communities.”
“It is truly an honor to serve as a commissioner on this important initiative, and I so appreciate the support from Congressman Wolf and Leader Boehner,” stated Vargas. “Hispanics have played a pivotal role in America’s history going back to the voyages of Columbus. It is my hope that this museum will serve to highlight these contribution and to provide Hispanic youth with a perspective on what they can strive to achieve.”
Members of the commission are appointed by the White House, Senate Majority and Minority Leaders, the Speaker of the House, and the House Minority Leader. Mr. Vargas will serve on the commission along with other prominent Hispanics from across the country, including actress and philanthropist, Eva Longoria Parker.
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