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INDEPENDENCE DAY 2013: STATUE OF LIBERTY REOPENS AFTER HURRICANE SANDY…SHE’S BACKKKK! Leave a comment
A picture I took of the Statue of Liberty, from the edge of New Jersey.
I like seeing it from the viewpoint of the people of America, looking out to welcome newcomers, as we all peer into the great wide world. Flipside of this longstanding symbol of freedom.
Happy Independence Day!
~And crown thy good with brotherhood
From sea to shining sea!
America the Beautiful – Words by Katharine Lee Bates
Statue of Liberty trivia: “At the time of its dedication in 1886, President Grover Cleveland placed the Statue of Liberty under the administration of the U.S. Lighthouse Board, since it was categorized as a federal lighthouse. Although the Statue’s torch had been electrified for use as a lighthouse in 1886, the Statue had not been designed for this purpose and was not very effective. In 1901, the Statue was transferred to the U.S. Department of War.” (National Park Service) Lady Liberty has been maintained by the National Park Service since 1933.
Have a safe and happy 4th of July!
HAPPY 4TH OF JULY
“Inscription on the Statue of Liberty”
Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses, yearning to breath free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore,
Send these, the homeless, tempest tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door.
Author: Emma Lazarus
Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,
With conquering limbs astride from land to land;
Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand
A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame
Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name
Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand
Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command
The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame.
“Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!” cries she
With silent lips. “Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to…
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