Thursday, June 17, 2010

The Statue of Liberty
On June 17, 1885, the Statue of Liberty a gift from the people of France to the people of the United States, arrives in New York harbor. Originally known as "Liberty Enlightening the World", the 151 foot statue was of a women holding a torch. On the pedestal of Lady Liberty is a sonnet by American poet Emma Lazarus which welcomed immigrants to the United States.

"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-tossed to me. I lift my lamp beside the golden door".

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