FOR A U.S. STAMP OF THE BORINQUENEERS DEADLINE FEBRUARY
that the holidays are over, we want to remind our supporters about
the petition campaign for a commemorative U.S. stamp honoring
the Borinqueneers of the 65th Infantry Regiment. Remember that
the deadline to submit the signatures is February 15th (although
we have already begun to receive signed petition forms). We have
also received the support from various organizations that are
promoting member drives to obtain as many signatures as possible,
such as the Borinqueneers Motorcycle Club and all its nationwide
chapters; and the members of the American Legion Post 19 of Cayey,
Puerto Rico. Others have been helpful by forwarding this information
to their email database
to the Postal Service guidelines, a suggested event, person(s),
or theme must have a widespread national appeal and significance
to be considered for commemoration as a U.S. stamp. As such, El
Pozo Productions is organizing a nationwide petition campaign
to request that The Borinqueneers of the 65th Infantry Regiment
be considered for the issuance of a commemorative U.S. stamp honoring
their unique military service as the only all-Hispanic unit in
U.S. Army history. We think it is a fitting tribute for these
selection of subjects for U.S. postage stamps and stationery is
a difficult task, since only a limited number of new commemorative
items can be issued annually. To help in this selection process,
the Postmaster General established the Citizens' Stamp Advisory
Committee (CSAC) 50 years ago.
be submitted at least three years in advance of the proposed date
of issue to allow sufficient time for consideration and for design
and production, if the subject is approved. All eligible subjects
are reviewed by the Citizens' Stamp Advisory Committee regardless
of how they are submitted, i.e., stamped cards, letters or petitions.
If you want to help, click
here to download the Petition Form and obtain as many signatures
as you can. It is in PDF format so you will need to have Acrobat
Reader to open the document. If you do not have Acrobat Reader
installed on your computer to read the PDF files, you can click
here to download free Acrobat Reader software.
Return the original signed petitions to El Pozo Productions, PO
Box 302, Crompond, NY 10517 by February 15, 2010. We will then forward
the petitions to the Committee for their consideration. We would
prefer to send all the petitions in one submission to make an impression,
but if you prefer to send your own individual letter instead, send
it to the Citizens' Stamp Advisory Committee at the address below.
are to be submitted in writing to the following address:
Stamp Advisory Committee
c/o Stamp Development
U.S. Postal Service
1735 North Lynn St., Suite 5013
Arlington, VA 22209-6432.
Let's get together to make this happen! Thank you!
PANORAMA INTERVIEW IN PHILADELPHIA
Producer Noemi Figueroa Soulet will be appearing as a guest on
Puerto Rican Panorama, the world's longest-running television
show of its type from the greater Philadelphia metropolitan area,
dealing exclusively with Hispanic issues and Latin culture. The
segment will be aired on Saturday afternoon, January 16th, at
1:30 p.m. on Channel 6-abc of Philadelphiaand it will be
close-captioned. It will be rebroadcast on the same station Sunday
morning at 5 a.m. and overnight between Sunday & Monday at
3:30 a.m. Then it will be shown on their second channel (6.2)
all through the week (the exact times are still to be determined
and will be announced once we have them).
For people who don't have digital TV sets, but subscribe
to cable or have FiOS, their second channel is available on Ch.
245 of Comcast or Ch. 466 of FiOS. (But that's only for the
re-runs; the initial airs (3 times) are all on the basic Channel
6. Channel 6 is the leading (#1) TV station in Philadelphia and
covers southeastern Pennsylvania, central & southern N.J.,
Delaware, and northeastern Maryland. And, because the show is
in English, the audience is not limited to Hispanicsmainstream
viewers are also watching it.
The show is hosted by Diego Castellanos, a published author who
has worked as a print reporter, columnist, and editor in both
Spanish and English publications and has hosted radio shows in
Camden and Trenton. He has also served as a commissioned officer
in the New Jersey National Guard.
THE NEW JERSEY
HUDSON COUNTY BOARD OF FREEHOLDERS HOPES TO HONOR "THE BORINQUENEERS"
WITH A MONUMENT IN FRONT OF HUDSON COUNTY PLAZA
The Hudson County Board of Freeholders voted unanimously on December
8, 2009 to remove an agenda item to erect a $225,000 metal sculpture
that resembled flowers and instead asked the administration to
explore the possibility of installing a monument honoring the
65th Infantry Regiment, "The Borinqueneers" an all-volunteer
Puerto Rican regiment of the U.S. Army. Freeholder William O'Dea,
of Jersey City, said not only would the monument recognize the
Latino community, it would pay tribute to all veterans.
You can read the full article at The Jersey Journal.
THE BORINQUENEERS PROFILED IN THE MORNING JOURNAL NEWSPAPER OF NORTHERN OHIO
Two Lorain, Ohio veterans, SSG Miguel Berlingeri (Ret.) and Carlos
Montes who attended The Borinqueneers presentation
in Columbus, Ohio this past October which was sponsored by Nationwide
Insurance are profiled in an article of The Morning Journal newspaper
of Northern Ohio dated October 15, 2009.
You can read the full article at The Morning Journal.