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.

Jesus S Castano

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Jesus S Castano
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Saturday, April 7, 1962
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Jesus S says: Hello, Pedro Pan brothers and sisters.IN MEMORIAM for Elly Chovel..."Five years ago she entered heaven and is in the company of Msgr. Walsh." 9-09

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Jay darling, Albertina's photo is in my profile page. There is really no "story," but everytime Msgr. Walsh wrote about our heroes in Cuba he mentioned her. She wrote a book about her very interesting life and the University of Miami Cuban Heritage Collection interviewed her a few years ago as part of their Living History Project. You can see that on their website. I may interview her also soon.

Message by Eloisa Echazabal | Sep 22nd 2011

Hi Jay! There are two persons I know who may know of your Angel Ms. Esnard de Pina. One is Sister Leonor Esnard. She is a Pedro Pan who used to teach at Barry University and at some point was also a board member of OPPG. I promise I'll call her soon and will ask her. The other one is Albertina O'Farrill. She is another one of the courageous ladies who obtained and distributed visa waivers to the children in Cuba. I'll go visit her soon and will ask her. Cariños, Eloísa

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