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

Sergio Hernandez Gonzalez

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Get in touch with me I will be very happy to hear from you. I will tell my story as soon as I learned how this works. I am not good with computers and I almost lost all this data. I am from Pinar del Rio, city. Yo quisiera ponerme en contacto con alquien que estubo en los campamentos de Florida City o Kendall a la edad de 15 0 16 anos de Junio 1961 hasta Sep 1961. Gracias.

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Hola Sergio! Replying to your message, I was in Kendall from September 6 through the 13th, 1961. If you read my story, you'll see some of the things I remember from that time. Regards, Eloísa

Message by Eloisa Echazabal | Jun 29th 2012

Sergio says: If any of you were in Kendall or Florida City between June to Oct 1961 get in touch with me Thank You. To many questions and no answers.

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Hello Sergio. My name is Raul Ruiz and I'm glad to hear that you too spent time at St. Vincent's in Saginaw. I was there from early 1962 through 1964 after which I went to live in Flint with friends of my family. My counselor was Sister Dorothy on the second floor. Also the Smith brothers helped out, Tom and Tim. I'm happy to hear from you, if you get some free time call me, I live in Okeechobee, Florida and my phone number is 800 706 8295. Look forward to hear from you.

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