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.

Maria de los Angeles Hernandez Valero

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Current Name
Maria De Los Angeles Hernandez Valero
Current Location
United States of America
Name on Arrival
Maria de los Angeles Hernandez Valero
Age on Arrival
Date of Arrival
Saturday, February 17, 1962
Relocated To
CWB Florida City
Stayed With
Familia Alcoz

Maria de los Angeles's Story

I came to the US with my younger brother Nicolas Pablo who was 10 years of age at the time, and I was 12. As soon as we arrived in Miami, we were taken to The Florida City Camp where we stayed until ...

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Message by VIVIAN PAZ PAZ | Jun 15th 2013

Hello Maria. I noticed your maternal last name is Valero. What is your mothers full name and did she have family in Camaguey? I ask because my maternal last name is Valero and my mothers family is from Camaguey.

Message by Marta Castillo Valero | Jun 4th 2013

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Status update | Apr 20th 2013

María de los Angeles: I have two powerpoint/videos in YouTube describing Operation Pedro Pan, in my own words. If you would like to see them, just go to YouTube and in search write my name. The two presentations are at the end of a series of interviews. Hope you like them. Eloísa

Message by Eloisa Echazabal | Apr 18th 2013

Maria de los Angeles says: I wish I had money to produce a movie about the Operation Pedro Pan. Our story is not well known, and it should be told!!!!!

Status update | Apr 18th 2013

Great story! I'm glad you're able to debunk at least in part that historical travesty of a film by Castro- and Chavez-loving Oliver Stone: JFK. I had read about your academic and professional accomplishments someplace else and I commend you for your love of knowledge, exceptional perseverance and outstanding professional commitment. Undoubtedly, you are one of the reasons why Pedro Pans are held in such high esteem by freedom-loving people throughout the world. I wish you well now and in the future. By the way, I would like to see you write about your Pedro Pan experience as a child in Louisiana. I look forward to reading it! José Antonio Amaro Reyes.

Message by Jose Antonio Amaro Reyes | Apr 18th 2013

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