The ultimate woman. That’s the first phrase that came to mind when I decided to write about our Statue of Liberty. After all, she represents the American dream for so many of our ancestries. A dream to find a better life. A dream to escape persecution. A dream to dream.
On Friday, Our Lady Tis of Thee turned 125 years old, reminding us of the French tribute to American freedom. For the numerous reasons behinds the gifting to us, she most definitely stands to represent the 12 million+ immigrants who fled the world between 1892 and 1954 hoping that such a perilous journey would come through for the sincere hopes of a better life. A better future. She reminds us of the millions more who came before them and after them all in search of the same. Life. Liberty. And the pursuit of happiness.
Happy Birthday, Lady Liberty!