By CBSMiami.com Team

MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The Cuban-American flotilla that set sail Friday has returned.

The purpose of the flotilla? To show their support to the Cuban people as close as they could get to them.

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The boaters were able to get roughly 15 miles from the island.

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They lit flare guns and fireworks, sending messages of hope to Cubans fighting for freedom.

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Note: This story was originally published July 25th, 2021.

CBSMiami.com Team