April is Arab heritage month. And for this month I had the pleasure of delivering a talk on Arab heritage and its tremendous contribution to the United States, and our world as a whole. My talk was delivered before US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) in Houston. I was honored to receive CBP’s Certificate of Appreciation for my humble contribution. I share with you what I shared with the officers, agents and directors that day. The greatest hero of Arab heritage in our age is my greatest hero–my mother. It was she who first taught me the importance of building bridges!