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NOV. 8, 2014 – AMERICAN VETERANS CENTER HONORS THE 65TH

This year the American Veterans Center’s 17th Annual Conference and Honors which will take place in Washington on November 6-8, 2014, will have a special tribute for the 65th Infantry Regiment Borinqueneers.   In collaboration with El Pozo Productions, four Borinqueneer veterans were identified to represent the 65th Infantry Regiment and receive the Raymond G. Davis Award for Service...

NOV. 6-8, 2014 – ATTEND THE CONFERENCE SESSIONS

The Conference begins on Friday, November 7th with a line-up of heroes you won’t want to miss, featuring: The Tuskegee Airmen, veterans of the first African-American aviation unit Lt. Col. Richard E. Cole, Co-pilot of Jimmy Doolittle in Plane #1 Lt. Col. James Megellas, the most decorated officer in the history of the 82nd Airborne Div. Lt....

Nov. 8, 2014 – AMERICAN VETERANS CENTER HONORS GALA

Beginning in 2012, American Veterans Center began a partnership with the Department of Defense and The Pentagon Channel to create the first and only televised awards show honoring those who deserve it most: our veterans and military men and women. The program is titled “The American Veterans Center Honors” and proved a tremendous...

OCT. 16, 2014 – 2ND ANNUAL FEDERAL INTER-AGENCY CELEBRATION NATIONAL HISPANIC HERITAGE HISTORY MONTH (NEW YORK, NY)

A screening of THE BORINQUENEERS on THURSDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2014 11:00 A.M. – 12:30 P.M. at 26 Federal Plaza (6th Floor Conference Center A/B), New York, NY.  Filmmaker Noemi Figueroa Soulet and 65th veterans Juan O’Neill and Eugenio Quevedo will participate in a Q&A after the screening. An archival photo exhibit will be on display. SIGN LANGUAGE SERVICES PROVIDED.  This...

SEPTEMBER 30, 2014 – COMMUNITY COLLEGE OF PHILADELPHIA (PA)

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, THE BORINQUENEERS will be presented on September 30, 2014 at 6:00pm as part of the Americans in Struggle Film Series - Celebrating the struggles of the American people that make us the nation we are today at a Special Venue:  the Community College of Philadelphia-CCP’s Bonnell Building Room BG-10.  All...

SEPTEMBER 20, 2014 – LA CASITA CULTURAL, SYRACUSE, NY

A presentation of THE BORINQUENEERS at the La Casita Cultural, 109 Otisco Street, Syracuse, NY 13204 will take place on September 20, 2014 from 7:00 - 9:00 pm followed by a question-and-answer session attended by filmmaker Noemi Figueroa Soulet and 65th Infantry veteran Eugenio Quevedo.  This event is sponsored by Cultural Engagement for...

JUNE 10, 2014 – PRES. OBAMA SIGNS BORINQUENEERS CGM BILL

On June 10, 2014, Pres. Obama signed Public Law No. 113-120, the Borinqueneers Congressional Gold Medal Bill (CGM), into law in the presence of eleven 65th Infantry veterans, politicians and others.  After a vigorous, national grassroots campaign by many organizations and individuals, H.R. 1726 was approved by the U.S. House of Representatives on May...