Tuesday, April 22, 2008

America: A Great Nation

The formal name for the Statue of Liberty is Liberty Enlightening the World. The most familiar lines from The New Colossus inscribed on a bronze plaque at the base of statue reads: Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!

Does this statue symbolize what makes America great? Why or why not?

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SandyCarlson said...

She embraces possibilities! That's what it's about to me.

abie said...

how i wish i can go back to NY and visit her again.

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Neen said...

Beautiful shot.

Anonymous said...

She symbolizes the ideals that give America the potential to be great.

Excellent reading, as always.

EHT said...

Yes, I have to agree with all of your comments especially regarding the potential of America. I believe at times we have reached that potential, but sometimes we've missed the mark.

The Tour Marm said...

Just ask the millions of immigrants (many members of my family) and visitors who sailed past her: It was a welcoming vision of hope and safety.