Family arrived March 1972

John Santoyo

 

My uncle, aunt and grandmother all came on the same Freedom Flight in March 1972. I was able to locate them on your database. They have been deceased for a long while. As I lived in California at that time, I remember my father telling me about their pending arrival. I recall that early morning when my uncle called us after they arrived. Two days later they were with us in Los Angeles. It was a special day for me since it was the first time meeting all of them.

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  • JUNE 7th, 1967

    Ana De Los Reyes

    First of all, I would like to thank you for your great efforts in compiling the Freedom Flights date base information. It was with great emotion that I looked up my father's arrival to freedom information.

  • JULY 24 1968

    Miriam Rodriguez

    We arrive on July 24 1968, I remember as soon we were in the plane we heard a welcome from Pres. Johnson, as we arrive in Miami there were a priest & minister to welcome as I will never will forget that day.

  • NOVEMBER 27, 1967

    Ana Marķa Florin

    It was November 27, 1967 when my mother ( now 83 years old), my father (now deceased) and I came to the United states via the Freedom Flight. We planned to come earlier, but the Bay of Pigs invasion delayed our plans since all flights were put on halt.

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