Florencio Silva, the first miner rescued, and Omar Rojas, the 17th miner rescued visit a piece of American history right in our own backyard. The pair spent Wednesday afternoon aboard the Mayflower II on the Plymouth waterfront, and spent time exploring Plimoth Plantation and the Native American Home site, learning more about America’s colonial history. WATD’s Steven Dodrill spoke with Florencio and Omar through their translator Angel in the plantation’s educational center. They say they have enjoyed their trip to Massachusetts, but admit its a place they knew very little about before arriving.
The visit by the two Chileans is part of a much larger visit to Massachusetts, and the United States, to raise money for MetroWest ESL, an English as a second language program based in Framingham. Program Director Christine Tibor says it’s taken months to plan the trip.
Omar and Florencio will be attending the MetroWest Gala in Framingham Thursday night, and then it’s back to the road.
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