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.

Jorge Enrique Guzman Rodriguez

General Information
Current Name
Jorge Enrique Guzman Rodriguez
Current Location
United States of America
Name on Arrival
Jorge Enrique Guzman Rodriguez
Age on Arrival
Date of Arrival
Sunday, January 29, 1961
Relocated To
Kendall/St. Vincent's Orphanage, Philadelphia, Pa.
Stayed With
approx. 6 others cubanos in a Catholic orphanage in Philadelphia.

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As one of the first of many Pedro Pans to leave Cuba, I came by myself on Jan. 29, 1961 at age 8. Once we landed, the flight attendant said "Welcome to Miami". I immediately became scared since my p...

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"Welcome" home little brother! Great story. MELVIN

Message by Melvin F Noriega Plasencia | May 28th 2010

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Status update | May 28th 2010

We are so proud of the man our father, Jorge Enrique Guzman, has become. His story will forever be told and not forgotten. My children will know of the strength it took my grandparents to send their son on his own to a new country, and they will also know that my father, their grandfather, worked so hard his whole life to make his parents proud. He has taken advanatge of every opportunity in his life and has been so successful. We are very proud to be Guzman's. Thank you dad for your courage and pride in who you are and where you can from. We will do our best to make you proud and live out the legacy. We love you very much, Kara and Brittany

Message by Kara Guzman Ward, Brittany Guzman Dion | Sep 16th 2009

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