Monday, October 24, 2011

Statue of Liberty-Mount Rushmore

Two of our nation’s greatest symbols are celebrating some major milestones this week. The Statue of Liberty was dedicated 125 yrs ago on October 28, 1886. This statue was a gift of friendship from the people of France. The Statue of Liberty has been a strong force in American history and often was the first glimpse of a new country for immigrants arriving into Ellis Island.

The other symbol celebrating a milestone is Mount Rushmore. 70 years ago on October 31, 1941 worked stopped on Mount Rushmore. After 14 years of work, the 60 ft tall sculpture of four US presidents who represented a value or principle of America. Both National Monuments are featured in our lobby display case this month.

1 comment:

Rahul said...

The statue is made of Bronze, but long exposure to the elements has resulted in the weathered, greenish-gray appearance it now has. The statue was finished in 1883 and on July 4, 1884 was presented as a gift to the united states. The statue was brought to Bedloe's Island in June of 1885, and assembled in 1886, and public unveiling was held on Oct 28, 1886.