Thursday, June 17, 2010
STATUE OF LIBERTY
I have always loved the Statue of Liberty because of her history; a gift from France, unable to be placed because there was "no money for the base". It was the working class, mostly immigrant, population of the United States, particularly New York, who raised the money, one penny at a time, to build a base for this gift. And, together with Lazarus' wonderful poem, it welcomed legions of immigrants to this country. Growing up, Liberty was the only icon I had and I love her still.
How much we continue to owe to 'immigrants'.
Posted by Morgan at 8:34 PM