Rep. Pedro Pierluisi honored the military men and women of Puerto Rico in a speech on the floor of the House of Representatives on Wednesday.
Pierluisi reminded his fellow representatives that Puerto Ricans have served in the military in disproportionate numbers in every conflict since World War I. Speaking of the portraits of fallen soldiers from Puerto Rico in his office, Rep, Pierluisi said,
“They inspire me to keep working for my people. They remind me what courage is and what sacrifice means. And they help me remember why representing Puerto Rico in Congress is the greatest honor I have ever received.”
Puerto Rico’s Resident Commissioner also spoke once again of the Borinqueneers, a regiment composed primarily of Puerto Rican soldiers that distinguished itself in conflicts up to and including the Korean War. Pierluisi is spearheading an effort to honor this regiment with the Congressional Gold Medal along with sponsors of the legislation Rep. Bill Posey (R-FL) and Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT).