Statue of Liberty
The Statue of Liberty is located at Liberty Island, New York. It was given to the United States by France in 1886.
Strong of heart
A symbol of struggle, hope, and pride. Seeing the Statue of Liberty for the first time, I was unexpectedly overwhelmed with feelings of sadness and joy, to see what my grandparents endured to immigrate to a new country. I could only imagine what all new immigrants had endured, leaving family and friends, all things familiar, in order to secure a new future in an unknown land. The feelings washed over me in waves of nostalgia and pride that people such as these were so very brave of spirit and strong of heart.
DD, Canada - 29 June 2004
Live that dream
The Statue of Liberty is the embodiment of the uniquely American ideal that every person is entitled to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. She is our symbol to the rest of the world that we are willing to welcome anyone who wants to live that dream.
Heidi, United States - 06 December 2003
Keeping the faith
In times uncertain, past and present, humanity invests her with (or does she already possess?) the strength of a living icon, the hope of a living spirit. I've stood within her skin, climbed her winding stair and surveyed her domain from her crown. The nobility of her face, her steady gaze, and strong, straight stance keep the faith like nothing else on this planet. Words are not equal to the hope and faith the Statue of Liberty perpetuates.
Laurel, United States - 18 November 2003