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Occurrences in the Congressional Record

Entry Title Date
Borinqueneers Congressional Gold Medal Award April 14, 2016
Alan Grayson, D-FL
"Mr. Speaker, yesterday I had the privilege of participating in the Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony in honor of the 65th Infantry Regiment, known as the Borinqueneers. I want to once again express my most heartfelt congratulations to the Regiment on this important and long overdue recognition."
Honoring The 65Th Infantry Regiment April 13, 2016
Brian Higgins, D-NY
"Mr. Speaker, I rise in honor of the 65th Infantry Regiment, a segregated Puerto Rican unit known as the Borinqueneers."
America’S Small Business Tax Relief Act Of 2015 April 13, 2016
Marco Rubio, R-FL
"The 65th Infantry Regiment, known as the Borinqueneers, is a predominantly Puerto Rican regiment that is the only Hispanic segregated unit to fight in every global war of the 20th century. Historically, the Borinqueneers were denied equal benefits and equal honors for their service, despite the fact that their regiment experienced equal risk and equal duty in combat during World War I, World War II, and the Korean war."
Statements On Introduced Bills And Joint Resolutions March 14, 2016
Robert Menendez, D-NJ
"In World War I, almost 20,000 Puerto Ricans were drafted into the U.S. Armed Forces. Let’s not forget about the 65th Infantry Regiment, known as the Borinqueneers, the segregated military unit composed almost entirely of soldiers from Puerto Rico, who played a crucial and prominent role in World War I, World War II, and the Korean war."
Puerto Rico December 17, 2015
Richard Blumenthal, D-CT
"I am inspired by those words to begin with a story. My visit to Puerto Rico to the association headquarters of the Borinqueneers—members of generations who have fought for this country, veterans of our wars, who had visited the White House to receive the Congressional Medal that we in this body voted to award them because of their service to our Nation. It was awarded by the President of the United States when they visited the White House. I visited them in Puerto Rico to say thank you and to recognize their service. I can tell you at the White House and in Puerto Rico what I saw in their faces and heard in their voices was a patriotism every bit as deep and passionate as any I have heard anywhere in this country. Puerto Ricans are not only Americans, they are proud to be American, and we should be proud they are Americans because they are hard-working, dedicated, and they believe in giving back to America."

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