May 1967

M. Emelina Mejer-Kondla


Our family of four (4) arrived together on a Freedom Flight in May 1967. When I searched the database, I only found my father, "FEDERICO AGUIR MEJER". The correct listing of his name should be "FEDERICO MEJER AGUIRRE". The other three (3) members of our family were:


The only memory that I have of the flight, I was only seven years old, is when we were being checked by the guard at La Pecera. My mother was carrying a statute of San Antonio. The statute was hollow and the guard told my mother that he would have to break it in half to make sure she had not hidden something inside. My mother told the guard that she would rather leave the statute behind that deface it.

Thank you for doing this. It is a very nice tribute to all of those who lost so much in search of freedom.

Best Regards, M. Emelina Mejer-Kondla, Esq.

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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 María 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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