Thirteen years ago today


Thirteen years ago 4 Americans were killed by the Cuban Air Force when two civilian aircraft were shot down over international waters. Take a moment to remember this terrible crime and its victims today.

There’s a remembrance ceremony at FIU:

Date: Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Time: 3:00pm – 3:30pm
Location: Main Fountain between the Charles Perry Bldg., Graham Center, and the FIU Main Library
Street: 11200 S.W. 8th Street
City/Town: Miami, FL

Also please take the time read this excellent post from one year ago by our friend Alberto Quiroga:

On February 24, 1996 a great guy, a “mensch,” as author Humberto Fontova referred to him in an e-mail exchange with this writer a couple of years ago, was lost over the Straits of Florida, above international waters, at the 24th parallel. Armando Alejandre Jr. was his name; like the writer, another Habanero and a contemporary. We were school mates at Immaculata-LaSalle High School, Miami, from 1964 to 1968. He had many, many friends there and all of us who are still around will miss him greatly at our planned 40th graduation anniversary reunion later this year… Continue Reading

If you haven’t already seen it, get yourself a copy of the documentary about the event called Shoot Down.

1 thought on “Thirteen years ago today”

  1. it is criminal that the world stands silent at the atrocity committed that day…As for Shootdown anyone that hasn’t seen it must. I know a couple of people that can’t bring themselves to it because it hurts but it is great way to give tribute to the four that were killed by Castro.

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