Thursday, June 17, 2010

Statue of Liberty's Birthday Today


Statue of Liberty
Originally uploaded by Turkinator

Today, June 17, is the 125th birthday of our beloved Statue of Liberty, actually this is the day it arrived in New York Harbor, packed for shipment in 214 crates. It was completed in France in 1885 by the sculptor Frederic-Auguste Bartholdi, in honor of France and the United States being "the two sisters" united by a love of freedom for our citizens.
The Statue of Liberty was dedicated with an official ceremony on October 28, 1886.
France played a significant role in helping the United States in our War of Independence, with men like the Marquis de Lafayette, a close friend of George Washington's, serving as officers in our army.
In the 1880s there was a movement in France to create a republic and building this statue was a way of symbolizing the love of democracy in "the two sisters".
I hope we honor her by keeping the freedoms that we retain and upholding the Bill of Rights. Let's push back each attempt to curtail our rights.

10 comments:

GWENDOLYN said...

Happy Birthday to Lady Liberty! May she always stand tall!
Gwen:)

Rizzi said...

HI, THANK YOU FOR THE REMINDER OF THE STATUE LIBERTY'S BIRTHDAY. I DID GO SEE HER ONCE WITH MY SISTER, LIVING IN NJ ISN'T THAT FAR. HAVE A NICE DAY. RIZZI
GIFTS FROM THE SEA

E. Charlotte said...

I did not know that that happened today! I'm so glad you shared! I have always been impressed by this statue and symbol. I sure wish I could have seen it in untarnished copper. :)

lakeviewer said...

And let's remember that America has become the beacon of freedom in the world. Let's not mess with that image.

Heart2Heart said...

WOW thanks for sharing this tidbit of history I didn't know all the little details. May we never take things for granted.

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Mari said...

It was a great gift and I agree with you on honoring it!

Sparkles said...

Terra-- Happy Birthday Statue of Liberty. May freedom continue for all Americans.Sparkles

Just Breathe said...

Thank you for the information. I hope to see her in person someday.

the wild magnolia said...

I was so happy to find your post. Our Lady Liberty is our timeless reminder of freedom.

Amrita said...

She looks 125 years young. Happy birthday Lady Libby.