Sunday, July 4, 2010

Miss Liberty Standing Proud on July 4th

Enjoy your Liberty today. I scanned this image from an old Life Magazine. The Statue of Liberty Enlightening the World was a gift of friendship from the people of France to the people of the United States and is a universal symbol of freedom and democracy. The Statue of Liberty was dedicated on October 28, 1886, designated as a National Monument in 1924 and restored for her centennial on July 4, 1986.
  • Crown: There are 25 windows in the crown which symbolize gemstones and the heaven's rays shining over the world.
  • Rays of Crown: The seven rays represent the seven seas and continents of the world.
  • Chains: Chains and a broken shackle are at the Statue's feet and cannot be seen from below. This symbolizes the Statue as a goddess free from oppression and servitude.
  • Tablet: Represents a book of law.
  • The tablet reads in Roman numerals July 4, 1776, the date of American Independence. (JULY IV MDCCLXXVI)

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The Cedar Shingled Barn said...

Love your Statue of Liberty photo and the lesson about her history.

Happy Independence Day!


AshTreeCottage said...

Happy Independence Day!!

Susan and Bentley

Laura Jannika said...

Thanks for sharing about the statue...very interesting!