Freedom Flight Memories

January 6, 2009

Ana María Florin

It was November 27, 1967 when my mother ( now 83 years old), my father (now deceased) and I came to the United states via the Freedom Flight. We planned to come earlier, but the Bay of Pigs invasion delayed our plans since all flights were put on halt.

It was November 27, 1967 when my mother ( now 83 years old), my father (now deceased) and I came to the United states via the Freedom Flight. We planned to come earlier, but the Bay of Pigs invasion delayed our plans since all flights were put on halt. I remember speaking the little English I learned in school to ask for water when I was in the plane. I had a British accent , and was quickly corrected by the flight attendant . I was just a teenager , everything was o.k. as long as I was with my parents. We stayed at the Freedom Tower for a couple of days and received winter clothes and plane tickets to go to New York where we had relatives. I will never regret coming the the United States. I value enormously the sacrifice my parent made leaving behind their parents, their possessions, their lives.

Ana María Florin ( Pérez)

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