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.

Justo Alejandro Martinez Monzon

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Justo Alejandro Martinez Monzon
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Justo Alejandro Martinez Monzon
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-----JULY 9,1946 THRU JANUARY 1,1959------- "HAPPY CUBAN CHILD"

Hijo de un Oficial Militar de Carrera y una Madre que era una SANTA.


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Justo, nice update of your story. Happy Birthday! Eloísa

Message by Eloisa Echazabal | Jul 9th 2010

Brother Clemjam: Apio Verde to you! Many blessings. I just read again your profile story which you have expanded on and I'M JUST SO FREAKING PROUD TO BE YOUR FRIEND! I'm glad you are happy, succesful, and kind. In this last year, I've been blessed to have met you and Clem, as well as many other PPs, and this calls for a 'family' celebration. Happy Birthday, Just!

Message by Susy Rodriguez | Jul 9th 2010

Justo, que lindo tu mensaje. Yo tambien le doy gracias a Nuestro Señor por un dia mas de poder compartir con mis amigos nuevos y de mis seres querido y un dia menos de tolerar otras cosas. Gracias a Dios por un dia mas de empleo y un dia menos de tener que subir al piso 16. And of course one more day of collecting material for our next conversation> HAPPY COCOA WEEKEND!

Message by Susy Rodriguez | Jul 9th 2010

Gracias a Dios, todavia estoy vivo otro año mas, y al mismo tiempo otro año menos junto a mi familia que tanto quiero, y mis queridos amigos (de hace años y los que acabo de conocer) que mucho aprecio. Y al "Miami Herald Pedro Pan Network", the source for my daily R & R (Read and Relate). ---JAM

Message by Justo Alejandro Martinez Monzon | Jul 8th 2010

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Status update | Jul 8th 2010

Justo, que fabuloso que todos estemos tras la pista de Raul! Este network ha sido indiscutiblemente una "sanacion" mental para nosotros, descubriendo entre todos, nuestros amigos de la infancia me entero de algo mas te lo comunico. Kevin me envio un e mail y tambien se lo dejare saber a el. Vamos a ver quien mas resucita del grupo de Chicago e Indiana. Saludos.

Message by Emy Botet | Jun 29th 2010

Oh, Just, Just! Where forth are thou, Just? Chapter 8 is being written as of right now and it's filled with diversity. Entering into new waters not before explored as if a young person would do! SO.......I have to keep reminding myself that the youth is gone and can only do what can do!!!! Are you confused yet???? :)! How are the waters of the west? I hope not oily! Fill me in when u get back...Un abrazo a Clem y a ti!

Message by Susy Rodriguez | Jun 29th 2010

Hint,Hint. We would go and see him in a 58 Black and White Chevy

Message by Marcia Caridad Ramos Gonzalez | Jun 28th 2010

This is a memory check. I just read a book in which Padre Silvio is mentioned.Do you remenber him?

Message by Marcia Caridad Ramos Gonzalez | Jun 28th 2010

Justo,me dio mucha alegria poder compartir contigo en la reunion de anoche.Es increible cuantas cosas y amigos tenemos en comun.Tal parece que en el "Plan Divino" todos eramos parte desde el empezar sin nosotros saberlo! Un fuerte abrazo! MELVIN

Message by Melvin F Noriega Plasencia | May 16th 2010

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