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. http://www.mdc.edu/main/news/articles/2014/07/mdcand_the_miami_herald_media_company_to.aspx

Ramón L. de Guzmán Chaple

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When I arrived in Miami I always realized that I was not going to see my parents soon, my brother was a political prisoner and they refused to leave him behind. It took over eleven years and totally a...

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Status update | Dec 27th 2013

Ramon, very happy to see you see you are here. Se te quiere hermano.

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Status update | Nov 25th 2013

Ramon: Just read your message to José Antonio.....so so good to hear that your brother was able to rebuild a good life and enjoying his large family now. God bless all that stood up to evil! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

Message by Susy Rodriguez | Nov 21st 2013

Nice photo, Ramón!

Message by Eloisa Echazabal | Nov 21st 2013

Ramón: What became of your political prisoner brother? Two of my youngest uncles were imprisoned for anti-communist activities and sentenced to 30 and 18 years. Those freaking Mother F..kers could really hand out long sentences to frighten the population into submission. Castro's reign of terror!

Message by Jose Antonio Amaro Reyes | Nov 21st 2013

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Likewise, Ramon. If you are not in touch with the Operation Pedro Pan Group, a non profit organization, please contact them at members@pedropan.org. They will add you to their mailing list and will receive info on activities and reunions of the pedro pan children. Their website is www.pedropan.org. The annual gala is coming up on November 23rd. Also check out http://www.cubankids1960.com/ which is a Pedro Pan organization in California which also have annual activities. And finally, http://www.campmatecumbeveterans.com/ which is a website initiated and maintained by Manuel Gutierrez, a Pedro Pan child. He sends a monthly newsletter and keeps count of PP that have been located. Good Luck!

Message by Susy Rodriguez | Nov 7th 2013

Welcome to the PP Network, Ramon! I am sorry to hear that it took so many years before you were reunited with your parents. Yep, it's time for most of us to slow down! We've earned it!

Message by Susy Rodriguez | Nov 7th 2013

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