Statue of Liberty Anniversary

On this date in 1885, the Statue of Liberty, a gift from France to America, arrived in New York Harbor after being shipped across the Atlantic in 350 pieces.

We call her “Lady Liberty.

”She has represented hope to hundreds of thousands who gazed at her as they passed by in New York Harbor, arriving legally, purposefully, hopefully in this land of freedom and opportunity. All that she represents – freedom, opportunity, liberty, justice, the ability to pursue happiness – built us into a strong and proud nation of dedicated, hard-working, grateful people.

How we need to still appreciate all that our country offers because of our exceptional founding principles.

And now, we need to work hard to preserve this “more perfect union,” and stand strong against all the ideas and misconceptions that threaten to destroy her.