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.

Isabel del C. Lezcano Bolet

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isa brown
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United States of America
Name on Arrival
Isabel del C. Lezcano Bolet
Age on Arrival
Date of Arrival
Monday, September 18, 1961
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Isabel del C.'s Story

I was so blessed to come to the US with my twin sister Silvia. We arrived on September 18, 1961 and were sent to Queen of Heaven Orphanage in Denver, Colorado on September 26, 1961.

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Isa: A short note to let you know that I took the liberty of quoting you by lifting part of your story and pasting it along a description of Queen of Heaven Home in the Operation Pedro Pan Group's Facebook page at: . Thanks. José Antonio Amaro Reyes.

Message by Jose Antonio Amaro Reyes | May 30th 2013

Hi Isa: So glad to hear from you. I also got reunite with my parents in 1965, as a matter of fact on December 24, what a great Christmas give, God gave me, that year. You and Silvi were lucky to have each other on the journey. Even do the separation was hard, we have to be very thankfull to our parents, to save us from living under the comunist regime, Love Zaidita.

Message by Zaida Travieso Gonzalez | Jun 3rd 2009

Hi my twin. I'm glad you were able to finally get into this great site. I love your story! It is all so true and I'm thankful that we experienced all of the above with each other. I know it would have been alot harder for both of us if we did not have each other. Thank you for always being there for me. Love, your twin.

Message by Silvia Covas | Jun 2nd 2009

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