July 2, 1968

Carlos Luis Eguaras

 

There are a multitude of angles to this story. I would like to highlight the fact that most of what left Cuba aboard the Freedom Flights were families with children. Those of us, who grew up here, are forever indebted to that generation; our parents, who renounced to jobs, careers and comforts, often leaving their own loved ones behind. Today, I would like to pay tribute to these heroes and tell them once again that they made the best decision of their lives. We enjoy our freedom because of their sacrifice.

Carlos Luis Eguaras Miami FL

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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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