On April 17, 1961 nearly 1,400 brave and idealistic Cuban exiles, backed by the United States, stormed the beaches at the Bay of Pigs. Their mission: to liberate Cuba from Castro’s communist dictatorship. They fought ferociously, against overwhelming odds, without their promised air support. Three days later they were all captured or killed. This is the story of the Brigade 2506…
As the remaining living veterans of this heroic venture are gradually leaving us, we believe it is time to properly memorialize those who fought valiantly for freedom in this hemisphere and recognize the global significance of those historic events.
During the past year a group of young professionals, with the support and participation of the Brigade 2506 Veterans Association leadership, created a new independent Bay of Pigs Museum and Library group.
The mission of this independent, non-profit 501 (c) 3 organization is to establish a new, modern Museum in Miami honoring the heroes of the Brigade 2506 and preserving the true history surrounding the Bay of Pigs invasion of April 17, 1961. This new museum will replace the existing museum at 1821 SW 9th St, SW, Miami, Florida.
The Museum also is bringing together another younger generation of persons interested in Miami and Cold War History, and the ongoing struggle for liberty in Cuba.