Brigade 2506 veterans presenting flag to President Kennedy.
1 photographic print : b & w
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Caribbean Area ( lcsh ) Brigada de Asalto 2506 ( lcsh ) Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963 ( lcsh ) Onassis, Jacqueline Kennedy, 1929-1994 ( lcsh ) Cardona, Jose Miro, 1902-1974 ( local ) Cuba -- History -- Invasion, 1961 ( lcsh ) Orange Bowl Stadium (Miami, Fla.) ( lcsh )
Shows President Kennedy examining the Brigade 2506 flag, which was presented to him. Mrs. Kennedy and Jose Miro Cardona (in suit) look on.
The Orange Bowl ceremony was held to honor the surviving members of the Miami base Cuban-exile force, or Brigade 2506 who carried out an unsuccessful invasion of Cuba in April 1961. The group landed at the Bay of Pigs on Cuba's south coast, but was quickly routed by Cuban forces.
Cite as Miami News Collection, HistoryMiami, 1989-011-21750.