Message from Pedro Pan Eloísa Echazábal. Below the link to the Miami Dade College announcement dated July 8th regarding the upcoming Freedom Tower exhibit about the Cuban exile experience. This exhibit will be launched in mid-September. The first exile focus will be on the Pedro Pan exodus. Most of us who reunited with our parents in Miami remember visiting the Freedom Tower for the services the U.S. government made available to the newly arriving Cuban exiles. The Pedro Pan exhibit will last about two years. Miami Dade College and The Miami Herald Media Company invited me to collaborate with them when the plans were first developed about two years ago, and I was ecstatic with the opportunity. Also collaborating with their memorabilia and photos are Operation Pedro Pan Group Inc.organization, Barry University Archives and Special Collections, University of Miami Cuban Heritage Collection and Florida International University Libraries. As soon as the next official announcement comes out, I will forward. In the meantime, I would like to let you know that a "collecting day" is being planned for Saturday, July 26th, from 12 to 4 p.m. at the Freedom Tower. This is the day when Pedro Pans will have the opportunity to bring memorabilia regarding our Pedro Pan days to be loaned to the exhibit. Required receipts and documentation will be available there. Courtesy parking on the open lot across the street south of the Tower. Entrance on N.E. 5th street. Just let the attendant know you are coming to the Tower to bring your items. This is a great opportunity to showcase our experience. Again, as additional announcements are released, I'll forward.

Adriana Sanchez Prado

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My older brother Emilio and I left Cuba, in August of 1961. We were lucky that we knew how to speak English, we stayed in Miami for a short period of time, when they sent us to live with a foster family in St. Petersburg. The family had three children and we just became a part of their family. They were very good to us. A year later my parents and my younger siblings were able to leave Cuba. Once, in Miami, the Episcopal Church sponsered my family and brought them up to St.Pete., and here we have been all these years. I have never returned to Cuba nor has any of my family. My mom is still alive at 86 and Cuba and being Cuban is always in my heart.I am looking for any Pedro pan kids that attended Cathedral School.

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Message by Rene | Dec 27th 2012

Adriana, yo soy Rene Garcia, aquel que te regaqlo un disco de Luis aguile, el de Fontanar, amigo de Eddy, creo que era tu primo. uisiera saber sd ustedes. No sabes cuanto te he buscado!

Message by Rene Garcia | Dec 27th 2012

Adriana: Voy a poner tu query en el proximo Newsletter que reciben mas de 500 pedropanes. Manny

Message by Manuel A. Gutierrez | Jan 27th 2011

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Status update | Jan 21st 2011

Adriana has joined the Pedro Pan Network. Please welcome them!

Status update | Jan 21st 2011

I am looking for any Pedro pan kids that attended Cathedral School in Vedado and also my good friend Raquel Romero.

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