Happy 125th Anniversary for the Statue of Liberty
Statue of Liberty – This past weekend was not only about the spook tastic delights of Halloween but also marked a milestone in American design, architecture, and art with the 125 birthday of Lady Liberty herself. New York’s most iconic art piece, the Statue of Liberty, celebrated its 125th anniversary. Leave it to New York’ers to deck out the occasion with patriotic spectacular styling and American celebratory festivities.
The iconic figure of Lady Liberty has long been an emblem, a sign of tradition, freedom, unity, and strength, that has reminded the “Land of the Free” where we come from and how we have evolved to become the world’s most diverse group of individuals. 125 years ago, France gave us this symbolic work of art that holds a special place in the hearts of New York’ers, but more importantly, it holds an even deeper meaning for our ancestors and founders who migrated to this country that make it the land it is today.
Celebrating the monumental anniversary included a 12 minute firework show in true patriotic fashion along with anointing 125 immigrants from 46 different countries with their very own US citizenship. Capping off the crowning achievement of 125 years of taking in our tired, our poor, and our huddled masses yearning to breathe free, was the new addition of technological innovation through the placement of five cameras that stream images viewed from Lady Liberty’s torch 24/7. The video captured from these cameras show viewers a sight unseen to them since its inception. Keep on shining bright, Lady Liberty.