Governor Scott Statement on the Borinqueneers Being Awarded the Congressional Gold Medal

Today, Governor Rick Scott released the following statement on the United States House of Representative and Senate approving legislation to award Congressional Gold Medal to the U.S. Army’s 65th Infantry Regiment.

Governor Scott said, “The U.S. Congress got it right when they approved legislation to grant the U.S. Army’s 65th Infantry Regiment with the Congressional Gold Medal for their bravery and service to our country. Thank you to Congressman Bill Posey and all the leaders in Central Florida’s Puerto Rican community for their efforts to recognize the Borinqueneers for their service in World War I, World War II, and the Korean War. It was an honor to spend time with these heroic veterans last year and award them the Governor’s Veterans Service Award for their service and loyalty to Florida and our country. I look forward to the President signing this legislation and awarding the medal to these veterans who deserve our gratitude. I would like to wish the Borinqueneers and all Americans a Happy Memorial Day weekend.”

 

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