Lost Limbs Foundation

Monday, June 17, 2013

Lady Liberty

On this day in 1885, "Lady Liberty" arrives on the shores of America. The dismantled statue, a gift of friendship from the people of France to the people of America, arrived in New York Harbor after being shipped across the Atlantic Ocean in 350 individual pieces packed in more than 200 cases. The copper and iron statue, which was reassembled and dedicated the following year in a ceremony presided over by U.S. President Grover Cleveland, became known around the world as an enduring symbol of freedom and democracy.