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Honoring All of America’s Heroes: US Army’s 65th Infantry Regiment,The Borinqueneers

Honoring All of America’s Heroes: 
US Army’s 65th Infantry Regiment “The Borinqueneers

As many of you know preserving the history of Puerto Rico is near and dear to my heart. I’ve created a tumblr blog and I’ve written countless articles on the subject of Puerto Rico. I feel a responsibility to share this information freely because knowing your history grounds you with roots allowing you to stand taller and stronger. Today you can be a part of making a historical event come to fruition. Here is a simple opportunity for you to get involved.

US Army's 65th Infantry Regiment "The Borinqueneers

“A nation-wide, all-volunteer group of individuals and organizations has formed the Borinqueneers Congressional Gold Medal Alliance, and is launching an intense campaign to secure the Congressional Gold Medal for the US Army’s 65th Infantry Regiment, better-known as the “Borinqueneers”. The Borinqueneers are the largest and longest-standing, segregated military unit in US history, having fought in WWI, WWII, and the Korean War.

The Congressional Gold Medal has been bestowed to other minority veterans who served in segregated units, including:

• July 26, 2001 – the Native American Navajo Code Talkers
• March 29, 2007 –the African-American Tuskegee Airmen
• November 2, 2011 – the Japanese-American Nisei Soldiers
• June 28, 2012 – the African-American Montford Point Marines

The alliance currently is asking all liked-minded Americans to write to or email their US congressional representatives, including their two US Senators and one US House of Representatives member to support this initiative. The Congressional Gold Medal requires the support of a majority of our US legislators. This should be completed before the end of February, the organization noted.”

 

Now is the perfect time to present this long overdue honor recognizing these heroes. Like many of you, I have a personal connection to this great cause. My Abuelo fought bravely during World War II for the United States of America as member of the 65th Infantry Army Regiment. I am extremely proud of his and all of our veterans selfless service to protecting the citizens of this country. They deserve this honor so let’s make it happen.

 

What you can do to help

Contact your (2) U.S. Senators and your (1) US House of Representatives member. The adoption of the Borinqueneers Congressional Gold Medal will require the vote/support from a majority of our US legislators. Contact them via letter or email before the end of February.

 

 

 

Resources

A sample letter/email is available at: http://www.scribd.com/doc/119819233/Borinqueneers-CGM-Request-for-Congressional-Support-Letter-REV-11-25-2012

Find your Senators here: http://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm

Find your US House of Representatives here: http://www.house.gov/representatives/find/

More information on this important initiative is available at the Borinqueneers Congressional Gold Medal Alliance  website: http://www.65thCGM.org and their official Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/BorinqueneersCGMAlliance.

 

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