Honoring the 65th Infantry Regiment

$12,651 of $30k goal

Raised by 156 people in 13 months
Albie Albertorio
for Borinqueneers Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony National Comm...
 OVIEDO, FL


BORINQUENEERS FLORIDA AWARDS CEREMONY was held on December 18th, 2016.  We did it with your help and the help of the City of Kissimmee & the Puerto Rico Nation Guard.  We now move to our next phase; The Legacy part of our mission.

We as patriots must; pay tribute, promote the legacy and educate the nation about their contributions to our nation’s freedom. This can only be made possible with the involvement of the community like yourselves in order to show our gratitude for their heroic deeds, in defending our Freedoms. 

Funds received will continue to be used to purchased medals, certificates and nametags (living) and present them properly. 

The Legacy phase will be announce in due time and we will need your help to secure it.

Reminder that NONE of these expenses are covered by any governmental agency or Public Law No. 113-120.
A list of BCGM CNC's accomplishments are provided to our contributors and prospective ones, to keep them abreast of our disbursements of funds:

* Washington Unveiling Ceremony - Accomplished
* Washington Wreath Laying Ceremonies - Accomplished
* Borinqueneers Tribute Package for over 200 Borinqueneers in attendance - Accomplished
* Borinqueneers Reception - Accomplished
* Puerto Rico's Borinqueneers celebration (BCGM CNC was a sponsor) - Accomplished
* Many CGM's being presented individually to Borinqueneers and their Next of Kin by our CEO Sam Rodriguez and other BCGM CNC Members - Ongoing
* Preparing for our Tax Returns and disclosed publicly all documents as required by IRS Law for Charitable Organizations - Accomplished August 2016
* Sponsorship of local events throughtout the Nation - being performed to present CGM replicas to our living Borinqueneers, Widows and Next of Kin - Ongoing
* December 18th, 2016 we conducted the Florida CGM Ceremony with The City of Kissimmee & The Puerto Rico National Guard.  It was a success and more than 50 Borinqueneer; between living, widows and next of kin attended to receive their due recognition and presented with their replica of the Congressional Gold Medal... - Accomplished
* Presented as gratitude for their devotion, commitment and cooperation before, during and after the initiative of the Congressional Gold Medal to:  The Museum of Military History of Kissimmee, The City of Kissimmee & St. Luke's Lutheran School at Oviedo, Florida... - Accomplished

An Educational Phase is in the planning process, to include a Tour of the Medal.

Please find it within your hearts to continue with your contributions and show appreciation to those whom gave all, for the Freedom we get to enjoy. Time is of the essence since the veterans are fading away with age, illnesses and being called by the Almighty.  We must cooperate NOW!!!

ADVISORY (5/18/2016): Our campaign goal has been lowered to $30,000 we believe more will be needed in the future, but we must focus on the immediate tasks in hand.  We must show our appreciation, raise to the level of the award bestowed to our Borinqueneers, while rasing awareness and time constraints to properly pay tribute to ALL...

TOGETHER, WE CAN MAKE A HISTORICAL MILESTONE TO PRESERVE THE LEGACY OF THE US ARMY'S 65TH INFANTRY REGIMENT; THE BORINQUENEERS...

SPECIAL NOTE: We kindly ask, use due diligence and research, before you commit with your financial contributions to assure you are aiding a duly Authorized and Certified Charity 501c3 advocating EXCLUSIVELY for the Borinqueneers.   Currently, we are the only organization raising funds to benefit directly and completely the Borinqueneers for the above mentioned cause, and under the leadership of the Congressionally Appointed BCGM Liaison.  Details are in the link provided, to assure the transparency of the process.

Feel free to visit our website www.bcgmceremony.org or like us on Facebook : Borinqueneers Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony National Committee.  Thank you!!!
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Update 13
Posted by Albie Albertorio
6 months ago
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Borinqueneers Florida Awards Celebration is about reaching out to the remaining Borinqueneers that have NOT received their replicas and provide them a venue worthy of their Legacy and the Award bestowed by US Congress to them... Please contribute to honor the 65th Infantry Regiment...
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Update 12
Posted by Albie Albertorio
10 months ago
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Your continued support is needed for the coming events, currently under scheduling... Florida is in our sights and those Borinqueneers that could not attend the unveiling ceremony in Washington DC are our focus. Keep your donations coming in... Certified Charity - 501c3.
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Update 11
Posted by Albie Albertorio
11 months ago
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PHASE ONE WASHINGTON DC; MISSION ACCOMPLISHED...
BCGM CNC wishes to thank each and everyone, whom contributed for our cause. Please visit our website at www.bccgceremony.org or Facebook page and see how your contributions were used to further pay tribute to our Borinqueneers. This labor of love, does not stop here. Our commitment is to conduct events, to present bronze replica medals and certificates to those Borinqueneers that could not attend the unveiling ceremony. These initiatives are NOT sponsored by any government agency, it is our duty as patriots to try our best to conduct them with pride, sense of duty, appreciation and financial support. Please keep your contributions coming in. Donate NOW!!!
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Update 10
Posted by Albie Albertorio
12 months ago
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CLARIFYING NOTE: THIS GO FUND ME PAGE IS SOLELY FOR DONATIONS HELPING AND COMPLEMENTING OTHER FUNDRAISING EFFORTS MADE BY BCGM CNC TO ACQUIRE BRONZE REPLICA MEDALS, CERTIFICATES AND TO FUND OTHER WAYS TO PAY TRIBUTE, PROMOTE THE LEGACY AND EDUCATE THE NATION ABOUT THE 65TH INFANTRY REGIMENT... THIS PAGE IS NOT FOR MAKING RESERVATIONS, PAYING FOR TICKETED EVENTS, OR A PAGE TO SUBMIT PAYMENTS OF ANY KIND ON WHICH OTHER SETUPS HAVE BEEN MADE ON SOCIAL MEDIA AND WEBSITE. GO FUND ME INITIATIVE WAS CREATED FOR DONATIONS EXCLUSIVELY AND IN NO WAY WE HAVE INDICATED OTHERWISE. PLEASE USE THIS SITE RESPONSIBLY AND WITHOUT TRYING TO BYPASS A PROCESS SEPARATE FROM THIS EFFORT OF LOVE... THANK YOU FOR THOSE WHOM HAVE HEED OUR CALL AND CONTINUE TO SHARE THE EFFORTS PROCURED ON THIS PAGE. REFER TO WWW.BCGMCEREMONY.ORG CONTACT PAGE FOR OTHER INQUIRIES...
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Sam Rodriguez
13 months ago
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We are so so greatful for your donations, from my heart to yours, muchas gracias. Sammy

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Gaby Cestero
11 months ago

My grandfather couldn't go because his medical condition plus he is 96 years old. He's a borinqueneer and he serve both WWII and Korea! Please can somebody help deliver his medal personally. He lives in Bayamon, PR

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Kelly Ocasio
11 months ago

Thank you to my Tio Freddy (Federico Simmons Pedraza) and the other Borinqueneers for your service!

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11 months ago

To my uncle Federico Simmons Pedraza and Borinqueneers with much respect, honor and gratitude, Thank You for your service.

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Anna M Nuñez-Simmons
11 months ago

I am so proud of my uncle Freddy Simmons and the Borinqueneers, for serving our country. The deserve this gold medal of honor and more.

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Andrew Robles
11 months ago

You keep forgetting my living fathers name to your list of people Benjamin Robles ,who is alive and well in ponce. He served the 65 Infantry in korea.

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Sam Rodriguez
12 months ago

We so much appreciate your support, Can we reach to have 100 donors? Please spread the word out!

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Ricky Vasquez
12 months ago

Hello my name is Ricardo Vasquez my dad was also in this unit . His name is henry r vasquez . But he passed away 3/3/16 . I wish i would have found this early he would have been so happy to see his old unit again .when he pass its so hard to get help from the v.i

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Sam Rodriguez
12 months ago

Wow Record Day! Please encourage friends to participate and donate

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Sam Rodriguez
13 months ago

Thanks so much for these great donations...please...help us...gracias!

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$12,651 of $30k goal

Raised by 156 people in 13 months
Created February 4, 2016
Albie Albertorio  
Funds raised will benefit:
Borinqueneers Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony National Comm...
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MO
$100
Mayda Octaviani
4 days ago
GR
$5
Gilberto Rivera
5 months ago

Viva Los Borinqueneers, our heroes! We keep the compromise to help!

VR
$100
Victor Rivera
5 months ago

This is in honor of my dad, Victor Rivera Quiles. He is a Borinqueneer still living in Hephzibah, Georgia.

WT
$100
Warren Torres-Toro
6 months ago

I am a Borinqueneer veteran of the 65th Infantry. Currently residing in Georgia. I am 92 and not in good health, so I could not travel to the ceremonies! I am so proud of our unit and our country, and have been honored to be included in this great honor!

CM
$100
Cristobal Melendez-Claudio
6 months ago

Best wishes...

JG
$100
John F Guetherman
6 months ago

God bless the Borinqueneers!

$25
Nelson (Nico) Gonzalez
6 months ago

To honor all Borinqueneers but especially my Borinqueneer father, CPL Juan R. González Morales, L Company, 3rd Battalion (1952-53). Let’s keep the donations coming in order to show our gratitude for their heroic achievements. CW2(P) Nelson González (Nico).

MM
$100
MYRNA MONTERO
6 months ago

Congratulations on your October 2016 Medal Celebration in Orlando, Florida.

MS
$50
Maria Soto
8 months ago

i make this contribution in honor of my compadre.

JH
$50
Jose J Hernandez-Rivera
9 months ago
1
1
Sam Rodriguez
13 months ago
2
2

We are so so greatful for your donations, from my heart to yours, muchas gracias. Sammy

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Gaby Cestero
11 months ago

My grandfather couldn't go because his medical condition plus he is 96 years old. He's a borinqueneer and he serve both WWII and Korea! Please can somebody help deliver his medal personally. He lives in Bayamon, PR

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Kelly Ocasio
11 months ago

Thank you to my Tio Freddy (Federico Simmons Pedraza) and the other Borinqueneers for your service!

+ Read More
11 months ago

To my uncle Federico Simmons Pedraza and Borinqueneers with much respect, honor and gratitude, Thank You for your service.

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Anna M Nuñez-Simmons
11 months ago

I am so proud of my uncle Freddy Simmons and the Borinqueneers, for serving our country. The deserve this gold medal of honor and more.

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Andrew Robles
11 months ago

You keep forgetting my living fathers name to your list of people Benjamin Robles ,who is alive and well in ponce. He served the 65 Infantry in korea.

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Sam Rodriguez
12 months ago

We so much appreciate your support, Can we reach to have 100 donors? Please spread the word out!

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Ricky Vasquez
12 months ago

Hello my name is Ricardo Vasquez my dad was also in this unit . His name is henry r vasquez . But he passed away 3/3/16 . I wish i would have found this early he would have been so happy to see his old unit again .when he pass its so hard to get help from the v.i

+ Read More
Sam Rodriguez
12 months ago

Wow Record Day! Please encourage friends to participate and donate

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Sam Rodriguez
13 months ago

Thanks so much for these great donations...please...help us...gracias!

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