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.

Victoria Fernandez Rodriguez

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Current Name
Victoria Fernandez Rodriguez
Current Location
United States of America
Name on Arrival
Victoria Fernandez Rodriguez
Age on Arrival
Date of Arrival
Saturday, December 8, 1962
Relocated To
CWB Florida City
Haiti Pedro Pan
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I came with my twin sister, Maria Del Carmen Fernandez in October 11,1962 in one of the last flights from Cuba. I went to The Florida city camp and stayed there for three years. Then, they closed th...

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Status update | Jan 19th 2010

Victoria, ya te escribi en cuanto puedas respondeme para poderte mandar una foto que tengo tuya con Sandra, esa fue un verano que fuimos al Southwest Miami High School, no se si te recuerdas pero estoy segura que cuando mires la foto te daras cuenta enseguida, pon tus fotos para verte. Damele un bezo a tu hermana Maria del Carmen y tu recibes otro. Silvia Budejen. --- Recuerdo cuando vivian frente al Miami High School.

Message by Silvia Budejen Trujillo | Aug 29th 2009

Hola Victoria, yo soy la tocaya de tu hermana, Maria del Carmen Fernandez, vivimos juntas en la casa de Sixto. Mi hna es Mimi. te recuerdas?? yo era la mas chiquita de la casa. Vivo en Miami, tambien soy realtor hace 30 años, Mtge. broker y property mger. Hace 30 años me case con un español, tengo una hija Dra. en psycologia clinica. Me encantaria que nos encontrasemos. Dejame saber si te acuerdas de mi. Besos a tu hermana. Mimi tiene 3 nietos tambien.

Message by Maria del C. Marin | Aug 23rd 2009

Hi Victoria, I remember you and your sister very well. You were both very talented and could sing like I never heard.. We have a lot in common. I came a month and day before you (August 12, 1962). My parents arrived in July of 1964 and I left the camp. I also graduated from Miami Senior High. I got married in 1971, and I am still married to him, but you beat me at the number of children, I only have two boys. I am also a Real Estate Broker, but no grandchidren yet. Where do you live? I am in California. Tell me about your sister.. Warm regards,

Message by Niurka A Strong | Aug 5th 2009

Hi Victoria, soy Silvia Budejen yo fui amiguita tuya y de tu hermanita Maria del Carmen, fuimos juntas a Lourdes Academy y despues tuvimos contacto en el Miami High no se si recuerdas, yo las recuerdos a las dos con mucho carino, bezos Silvia

Message by Silvia Budejen Reyes | Jul 26th 2009

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