Please join Governor Malloy and Lieutenant Governor Wyman on Tuesday 10/15 as they present the Borinqueneers, the 65th Puerto Rican Infantry, with a proclamation of honor at 2:00 pm in the Hall of Flags at the State Capitol in Hartford, CT. The 65th Infantry Regiment was completely based, and for the most part, trained in Puerto Rico. Members decided to name themselves “Borinqueneers” to highlight that most of them were from Puerto Rico. The Regiment was activated on June 4, 1920 and the unit participated in World War One, World War Two, and Korea. Several veterans of the unit will be in attendance Tuesday.
This is a big step in recognizing the brave men of the 65th infantry regiment. Now it’s time the Borinqueneers are awarded their long overdue congressional gold medal and officially recognized as heroes by the country they served and protected. Pa’lante!
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