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......a stay which he thought would only last a few months at the most. Cuba would be free soon, and though grateful to the U.S. for accepting us as refugees of the Castro regime, he was looking forward to returning to his loved country. Unfortunately, my Dad passed away on May 2nd, 2004, with the most profound desire to return to a free Cuba. Our family arrival information is as follows: Name Entry Date Flag Nelson Ulloa Rodriguez 6/7/1967 Parolee/Airlift Nereida Couso Boveda 6/7/1967 Parolee/Airlift Nelson Jose Ulloa Couso 6/7/1967 Parolee/Airlift Ana Maria Ulloa Couso 6/7/1967 Parolee/Airlift Neither one of our family members ever visited the island after leaving on June 7th, 1967. We all love the United States for all the opportunities it provided our family, and all the Cubans that have arrived looking for freedom. It will be a bitter/sweet feeling for me to see Cuba free some day.............just thinking about it makes my eyes tear up.............my Dad will not be here to see it, but I'm sure he will be with us in spirit, and rejoicing when that day finally arrives. GOD BLESS AMERICA!! Thank you, once again, Ana De Los Reyes

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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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