On March 14. 2022 it is National Borinqueneers day. This is the day that commemorates the U.S. soldiers of the 65 infantry who took part in the both World War’s with Korea (1950-1953) which mainly involved Puerto Rican soldiers. Whilst I haven’t written about this National Calendar previously, I am proud and pleased to learn of the existence from Senator Marco Rubio’s, Republican Senator for Florida’s (R-FLA) Twitter feed. Especially to know that the services and the sacrifices of Puerto-Rican soldiers are remembered. Given that the island is included as a U.S. territory but not a formal state of America.
With the inclusion of Puerto Rico, the Island would be America’s 51 state. Puerto-Ricans are able to obtain U.S. citizenship, and travel freely to the main-land of America, a formal statehood could serve as beneficial. Especially in times of tragedy such as Hurricane Maria. Federal agencies become serious to respond to assist Puerto-Ricans. The example of Natural Disasters as well as happy moments to embrace Puerto-Rico’s culture and history, as part of America’s Heritage. The exchange of services, goods, imports, exports, to improve life and the living conditions of Puerto-Ricans, to uplift morale and much more.
Puerto-Rico has its own congress, legislators, where individuals can vote for local representatives. The betterment of society is part of duty and obligation, especially for people who possess such power to make decision. While I write upon the matter of Puerto-Rico’s Statehood, it would be interesting to know how Puerto-Rican communities and leaders would feel about the decision, should such happen.
To all of the 65th Infantry service men and women who took part in the Korean War known as the Borinqueneers,I wish you all the best for National Borinqueneers day 2022. Our grateful nation honors these brave heroes and their lasting legacy. Thank you for your services and sacrifices. God Bless You and God Bless America!
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Notes: These thoughts were originally hand-written on April 15. 2022.
With Love & Kindness! 🇺🇸