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.

Francisco J Fuentes Garcia

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Current Name
Francisco J Fuentes Garcia
Current Location
United States of America
Name on Arrival
Francisco J Fuentes Garcia
Age on Arrival
Date of Arrival
Thursday, March 1, 1962
Relocated To
958 SW 6 St, Miami
Stayed With
Aunt Maria Fuentes

Francisco J's Story

I arrived on March 1, 1962. Once the flight started, all at once, people stood up as if a unaudible signal had been given, and we all began to sing the Cuban National Anthem.

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Hi Franciso, my mother, Zoila Elena Clark Dacosta, died back in 1988. I would love if you could tell me about memories you have of her in Pedro Pan.

Message by Christina Nunez Clark | May 23rd 2011

Francisco, vi un mensaje que le dejaste a Zoila Clark, quisiera decirte que ella era amiga mia desde Cuba y ella fallecio hace unos años atras. Yo fui compañero de tu primo Gustavo en Kendall y Opa-Locka y conozco a Mario y Fico. Tambien sigo la amistad con Estebam Garcia no se si es primo tuyo tambien. Saludos Paco Echeverria

Message by Paco Echeverra | May 27th 2009

Pancho ha sido una suerte que gracias a Peter Pan este pais haya ganado un ciudadano tan ejemplar como tu.

Message by Marcia Caridad Ramos Gonzalez | May 18th 2009

Querido Primo: Acabo de entrar al sitio del Herald y veo tu nombre. Estuve mirando anteriormente y comprobe que mis hermanos y yo tambien aparecemos. Es parte de nuestra historia y de las opciones que tuvimos fue la mejor. Carinos y abrazos a ti y familia. Tu primo, Gustavo

Message by Gustavo Garcia Mir | May 17th 2009

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