Los Borinqueneers's Long Overdue Gold Medal

Submitted by ub on Fri, 05/23/2014 - 13:22

US Representative José E. Serrano, NY Democrat is delighted that US Senators have passed legislation awarding the Congressional Gold Medal to honor the service and legacy of the “Borinqueneers” or 65th Infantry Regiment of the U.S. Army. Having passed both chambers of Congress, all that remains is for the President to sign the bill.

The House passed the bill unanimously earlier this week and Congressman Serrano spoke on the floor in favor of it. A video of Congressman Serrano’s speech on this bill can be seen here:

“I applaud the Senate for swiftly passing the bill to award the Congressional Gold Medal to the Borinqueneers,” said Congressman Serrano. “I believe the bill moved so quickly because the Congress agreed with us that the Borinqueneers were long overdue for this honor in recognition of their extraordinary service. We recognized their valor in defense of our nation and also the trailblazing they did in ensuring equal treatment for Hispanic people in our country. I look forward to the ceremony where we award this medal to the unit and finally complete this process of recognizing some of the bravest patriots of our community and nation.”