Saturday, October 28, 2006

Happy Birthday Lady Liberty

"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 tempest shore;
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"
Emma Lazarus (1849 - 1887)

The Statue of Liberty was dedicated on October 28, 1886, one hundred twenty years ago today. She was designated as a National Monument in 1924.

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