Orlando City to host Military Appreciation Day on Wednesday

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ORLANDO, Fla. (May 24, 2016) – Orlando City SC is hosting Military Appreciation Day ahead of Wednesday’s match against the Philadelphia Union. The Club will honor the 65th Infantry Regiment, as well as national anthem singer and U.S. Army Officer Maxine Reyes the Patrick Air Force Base Honor Guard. 

“On behalf of the Club, we are extremely proud to be hosting such an event in honor of our veterans,” Orlando City President and Founder Phil Rawlins said. “We hope this game can provide a chance for not only us, but our fans to show their support for those that keep us safe.”

The 65th Infantry Regiment, known as the “Borinqueneers,” was the first regiment comprised of native Puerto Ricans and was incorporated into the United States Army in 1908. The 65th Infantry fought in World War I and World War II, as well as the Korean War and the War on Terror. On April 13, 2016, the Borinqueneers were awarded the Congressional Gold Medal. 

10 members of the Borinqueneers will be honored before the game. U.S. Army Officer Maxine Reyes will sing the Star Spangled Banner alongside the Patrick Air Force Base Honor Guard.