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2014 events and screenings of THE BORINQUENEERS in Peekskill, NY, the National Puerto Rican Day Parade and the Borinqueneers CGM Signing Ceremony.
A military honor guard carries the casket at Arlington Cemetery.
A 21-gun salute in honor of SFC Carlos Ruiz who earned a Bronze Star in Korea.
Carlos Ruiz' grave is situated near the plaque honoring the 65th in Arlington.
An official presents an American flag to Mrs. Liza Ruiz, widow, and family.
September 20, 2014 - Casita Cultural Center screening of film in Syracuse, NY.
Casita Cultural also had an exhibition honoring veterans for Hispanic Heritage Month.
Tere Paniagua, Director of the Casita Cultural Center presents 65th veteran Eugenio Quevedo with a plaque.
65th veteran Eugenio Quevedo (2nd from right) with his family; son George (left), wife Virginia (center) and his daughter and son-in-law.
September 20, 2014 - Screening of "The Borinqueneers" film at Casita Cultural.
Question-and-answer session after the screening with Eugenio Quevedo and Noemi.
September 25, 2014 - Screening of film at Fort McCoy in Wisconsin for Hispanic Heritage Month.
Noemi addresses the audience.
NoemiFigueroa Soulet is honored with a plaque by Col. Steven W. Nott, Garrison Commander for Fort McCoy.
A tour of Fort McCoy. Noemi poses in front of a military helicopter on display.
MSG Matthew Fitzgibbons, EEOC Officer, poses in front of a tank at Fort McCoy.
September 30, 2014 - Film screening at Community College of Philadelphia (PA).
Guests arrive for screening and view the 65th photo display.
Borinqueneer veteran SFC William Van Derdys, III (Ret., USAR) attends the event.
Hector "Repoman" Diaz of the
Nilda Iris Ruiz, Pres., Asociación Puertorriqueños en Marcha, Inc. (“APM”) presents Certificates and flowers to Noemi and SFC William Van Derdys after the Q&A session.
Left to right: Sponsors of the screening were John Dodds, Dir., Philadelphia Unemployment Project, Nilda Iris Ruiz, Pres., Asociación Puertorriqueños en Marcha, Inc. (“APM”), Noemi , 65th vet SFC William Van Derdys and Rick Olmos (Director, APM).
October 16, 2014 - New York, NY - 2nd Annual Federal Inter-Agency Celebration of Hispanic
Heritage History Month. sponsored a film screening.
The five federal agencies who sponsored the event congregate to view the screening.
An honor guard starts the activity.
Viewing the 65th photo exhibit.
In attendance were 65th veterans Eugenio Quevedo (left) and José O'Neill.
Guests mingle with the veterans.
Our host Sandra Bennett-Pagan from the Dept. of Health & Human Services, one of the sponsors of the event.
The question-and-answer panel with Noemi, José O'Neill and Eugenio Quevedo.
The packed room was well attended during the screening.