Governor Christie and Lt. Governor Guadagno Marked Cuban Independence Day in Union City

  • Wednesday, May 19, 2010
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Trenton, NJ - In recognition of Cuban Independence Day Governor Chris Christie and Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno joined Mayor Brian Stack of Union City for an event at La Churreria Restaurant.  At the event Governor declared Thursday, May 20, 2010 "Cuban Heritage Day" in New Jersey and meet with Cuban-American community leaders.  With more than 79,000 Hispanics of Cuban descent, New Jersey enjoys the second highest number of Cuban-Americans in the United States. 

"Today we take time to recognize the Cuban-Americans community in New Jersey. Cuban-Americans from the Garden State have long been leaders in every area of society.  New Jerseyans has been greatly enriched by their contributions," said Governor Chris Christie.  "As we celebrate today, we also honor those brave men and women who believed in the liberty and freedom of Cuba and fought to achieve that freedom."

"The Cuban-Americans in New Jersey are hard working, well educated family oriented residents who often run the small businesses that help make our State great," said Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno. 

The text of the proclamation can be found below this release. 

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