Senator Dick Durbin honors the Borinqueneers at the Institute of Puerto Rican Arts & Culture

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On Tuesday, July 1, Sen. Durbin honored the Borinqueneers at IPRAC. A roomful of community leaders and organizations were there to witness the Senator and Billy Ocasio, Executive Director of the host organization pay homage to the “Borinqueneers.”  Over 30 community leaders and residents turned out. On June 10th, president Obama signed into law a bill that Senator Durbin co- sponsored awarding the Congressional Gold Medal to the 6th infantry regiment, also known as the Borinqueneers. The Congressional Gold Medal is the highest civilian honor our nation can bestow. It is awarded as a national expression of gratitude to men and women who perform outstanding acts of service that advance the security, prosperity, and national interest of the United States of America.