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.

Gladys Pérez Criado

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Current Name
Gladys Canizares
Current Location
United States of America
Name on Arrival
Gladys Pérez Criado
Age on Arrival
Date of Arrival
Monday, March 12, 1962
Relocated To
Miami, Florida then transferred to Passaic, New Jersey
Stayed With
Distant relatives

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The day I left Cuba alone is vividly in my mind. It is a void that will never fill again, like missing a piece of yourself. I remember being in the "fish bowl" as my parents stood outside crying. As...

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Message by Jose Ariosa | May 14th 2014

Gladys thank you for sharing, I think everyone of us remembers the fish bowl and our parents on the other side.. I also remember looking out of the plane window and seeing my father waving the thermos that we had bought to drink cafe con leche on the way to the airport.

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