Ronald Grey

Statue of Liberty Enlightening the World

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Raising the flag for Liberty’s birthday (Source: National Park Service).

The following is from the U.S. Department of Interior:

The Statue of Liberty, ‘Liberty Enlightening the World,’ was a gift of friendship from the people of France to the people of the United States and was dedicated on October 28, 1886, designated as a National Monument in 1924 and restored for her centennial on July 4, 1986.

The 1886 dedication was attended by President Grover Cleveland, who proclaimed on that day that ‘Liberty’ would “magnify France beyond the seas.” The dedication was followed by a fireworks display and New York City’s first ever ‘Ticker Tape’ parade.

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