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Friday, October 28, 2011

Friday, October 28, 2011 marked the 125th anniversary of the dedication of the Statue of Liberty — a gift from France to the people of the United States of America.

Lady Liberty has seen a lot during her time, including 23 presidents, two world wars, immigrants yearning for a new life in the new world, space travel and, of course, millions of tourists.

A number of events were planned for the anniversary, including a naturalization ceremony, musical performances, fireworks and the launch of the new torch webcam. But after the festivities, the interior of the monument closed for a year while renovation work is done.

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stan chaz from Brooklyn

It is ironic that exactly 125 years ago, on a wind-swept island in the middle of New York Harbor, the Statue of Liberty was dedicated. For the very best tribute that we could have EVER given to commemorate this anniversary are the brave efforts of hardy Occupy Wall Street participants, who are “standing watch” just a few miles away, ....and whose spirit is spreading all across the country!  If  Lady Liberty  could speak , she would surely say THANK YOU OWS. Thank you   for renewing and strengthening the ideals of freedom and dignity and liberty...upon which this great nation was founded. All Occupy Wall Street participants, both here in New York, and across the country, should know --and remember-- this simple fact: With all the hardships and trials that you have been going thru---and will go thru---  you are truly carrying forward the torch of freedom. Lady Liberty would be proud of you! ....WE are proud of you!

Oct. 28 2011 06:24 PM
Ron Callari from New York

The song "New Jersey's First Lady" is a great tribute to the Statue's 125th Birthday http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ISoIjukrqKA

Oct. 28 2011 01:55 PM

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