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Happy 4th Of July To Everyone On WordPress.com   Leave a comment

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INDEPENDENCE DAY 2013: STATUE OF LIBERTY REOPENS AFTER HURRICANE SANDY…SHE’S BACKKKK!   Leave a comment

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Welcoming: The Statue of Liberty was reopened in time for The Fourth of July after months of renovations

Let’s party! America celebrates July 4th as Lady Liberty reopens after Hurricane Sandy (oh, and there’s THAT hot dog eating contest still to come)

  • Concerts scheduled in Boston, New York, Philadelphia and Washington

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Lady Liberty reopens for Independence Day   Leave a comment

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Random Images–Lady Liberty   Leave a comment

Dreams of the Purple Koala

A picture I took of the Statue of Liberty, from the edge of New Jersey.

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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!

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Book Best Vacation Deals and Enjoy in the New York City   Leave a comment

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Happy Birthday, USA!   Leave a comment

Beach Treasures and Treasure Beaches

~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!

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LIBERTY TO ALL   Leave a comment

Francine In Retirement

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

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STATUE OF LIBERTY

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STATUE OF LIBERTY

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“The New Colossus.”

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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