At the end of October, the Statue of Liberty — a gift from France to symbolize the friendship between the two countries and a shared love of liberty — celebrated its 125th anniversary. The American icon known as as Lady Liberty was dedicated in 1886 by President Grover Cleveland, and receives millions of visitors every year. Read More
"Years before the statue was built," Barack Obama began the peroration of his June 30 speech on immigration, Emma Lazarus "imagined what it could mean."
Actually, the French sculptor Bartholdi was at work on the Statue of Liberty before Lazarus published her famous "give me your tired" poem in 1883. (The statue was assembled in New York Harbor two years later and dedicated in 1886.) Read More