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.

Jose R Montes Sori

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Current Name
José Raúl Montes Sori
Current Location
United States of America
Name on Arrival
Jose R Montes Sori
Age on Arrival
Date of Arrival
Monday, July 23, 1962
Relocated To
1025 NW 24 St, Miami
Stayed With
Rafael Sori, uncle

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June 24, 2010.

After living in this great country for almost 48 years, I come to find out that both my brother and I are Pedro Pan Kids.

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José Raúl, I just emailed you the info on OPPG's Nov. 13th weekend celebrations. I spoke with Susy and told her I had sent it to you already. I also sent you OPPG's email address so you can ask them to include you on their mailing list. Hope you are having a nice 4th of July weekend. Eloísa

Message by Eloisa Echazabal | Jul 4th 2010

José Raul: I'm away from home so I have limited use of the net till I get back. You need to accept me as your contact on this site so I can see your email address. I'll send all info.!

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Status update | Jul 2nd 2010

Jose: Welcome! I just read your story and I'm so glad to hear that life went well. I also saw that you asked Eloisa if you could search on the date of arrival and yes, you may. Just go to where it says 'arrival date' and put in the date. I've done it before. However, Eloisa might also be able to help you by looking in the logs for that day. Lynn Guarch, George's daughter, is also always willing to send the PP a copy of the log on the day of their arrival. Once again welcome and hope you can come to celebrations in November. Plan the'll enjoy it!!!

Message by Susy Rodriguez | Jun 29th 2010

Hola José! Please email me the address where Lynn Guarch Pardo can send you a copy of your airport log page. That page has the names of all the children who arrived on that day. Sometimes the flight number is also listed on the page. And welcome to this Network! Regards, Eloísa

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Hi Jose, wellcome to the website. I hope you enjoy meeting other pedropans especially this year that we celebrate the 50th anniversary of our exodus. I didn't know either that I was a pedropan until about 5 years ago. Since then I have been even more grateful to my parents for their courage and sacrifice and for this country that opened their arms to us when we needed it. Please feel free to come to any of our activities if you are in Miami at any time. The bonding with other pedropans is very especial and rewarding for all of us.

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