Symbolism of Our Statue

The Statue of Liberty
                                  Michele Habermann
Period 3

    As the Statue of Liberty made its great journey from France to the United States, it brought along great symbolism to America. The statue was a gift from France in 1886 to commemorate the centennial of the signing of the Declaration of Independence. Lady Liberty was to represent the friendship between France and America that was made during the American Revolution. Today the Lady stands for more than a friendship between France and America; it stood for freedom, liberty, and unification. After the attacks on the Twin Towers on September 11, 2001, Lady Liberty became an even greater symbol for our country. Apart from that tragic day, the Statue of Liberty stands for escaping oppression and tyranny. To the United States, Lady Liberty is our symbol of great pride. As it stands with grace, it tells a long historical story, and stands for freedom, liberty and emancipation of slaves, and power to our nation.

    In the first place, she stands at the entrance of New York harbor, a 151-foot statue of a woman holding a book and a torch on-high. "Liberty Enlightening the World" was a gift of friendship from the people of France to the United States to commemorate the 100th anniversary of American Independence. The Statue stands for freedom and a new beginning to our nation. She is one of the greatest sights to when visiting New York and America in general. After the September 11th terrorist attack, the Statue stands with even
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more grace and power, which now has made citizens feel even more proud to be an American. As one of the most symbolic gestures of all time, the Statue of Liberty represents, freedom, liberty, justice and also the friendship of foreign nations who also believe in freedom and fair and equal treatment for all. The Statue stands with her arm held high and proud showing that we are a free nation and extremely strong when we unify together....