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.

Javier Sanchez Fernandez

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Javier Sanchez Fernandez
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Thursday, January 25, 1962
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Javier: Si algun dia lees esto te lo envia tu amigo del Candler College y vecino de Ampliacion de Almendares Miguel Gayoso. No se si recordaras que nos encontramos en el aeropuerto y salimos el mismo dia 25 de enero de 1962. Ni tu me habias dicho que te ibas de Cuba, ni yo te lo habia dicho a ti porque nuestros padres nos habian prohibido hablar de la salida y a pesar que eramos buenos amigos y montabamos bicicleta juntos casi todos los dias cumplimos la voluntad de nuestros padres. Da la casualidad que nos dieron la salida el mismo dia. Ojala leas esto un dia y nos pongamos en contacto despues de casi medio siglo. Un fuerte abrazo, Miguel

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