French President Sarkozy Visits Statue of Liberty

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Statue of Liberty Statue of Liberty (Stephen Nessen/WNYC)

The president of France visited the Statue of Liberty on Thursday along with Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

President Nicolas Sarkozy and Mayor Michael Bloomberg took a ferry to the monument in an early celebration of the statue's 125th anniversary on Oct. 28.

"It is not simply a statue," Sarkozy said in French, according to a translator. "It is a notion, an idea, an emblem. It is for all people of the world."

Sarokozy said France and America share the same notion of what freedom means, and he said France will never forget the Americans who died liberating the country in World War II.

The statue was a gift from France to the United States.

With the Associated Press


More in:

Comments [1]

H. Block

So why didn't he have the courage to stand with the US on Palestinians pursuing peace before statehood at the U. N. ?

Sep. 24 2011 03:17 PM

Leave a Comment

Email addresses are required but never displayed.

Get the WNYC Morning Brief in your inbox.
We'll send you our top 5 stories every day, plus breaking news and weather.


Latest Newscast




WNYC is supported by the Charles H. Revson Foundation: Because a great city needs an informed and engaged public


Supported by