Our Exciting Visit to the Statue of Liberty

Posted on Jun 21, 2024 in India Discovery,Student Speak

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We went on an amazing trip to see the Statue of Liberty, and we are excited to share what we learnt. The Statue of Liberty was unveiled in 1886 at Liberty Island in New York Harbor. Since then, Lady Liberty has welcomed millions of immigrants to America. We also got to see the stunning Manhattan skyline from there.

To visit the Statue of Liberty, we took the Liberty Island Ferry. The statue, designed by Frédéric-Auguste Bartholdi, was a gift from France. It symbolises American democracy. Originally named “Liberty Enlightening the World,” the statue is almost 93 metres tall. The torch held by Lady Liberty is made of copper and gold. We were surprised to learn that the original colour of the statue was shiny brown. However, its colour has changed to green due to the oxidation of the outer layer of copper.

The granite pedestal of the statue was installed by the United States. One of the plaques on Liberty Island states, “The Statue of Liberty’s pedestal sits atop the remains of Fort Wood, originally a link in a chain of defences protecting New York City and its vital harbour.” Fort Wood was built in 1807.

During our visit, we also discovered other historical facts about Liberty Island. It covers 12 acres and has also been called Love Island, Great Oyster, Kennedy’s Island, and Bedloe’s Island. In 1924, US President Calvin Coolidge proclaimed Fort Wood and the Statue of Liberty as a National Monument. In 1956, Bedloe’s Island was renamed Liberty Island.

When we visited Liberty Island, we saw many cafes serving delicious food and shops selling a variety of souvenirs. We were impressed by the magnificent architecture of the statue. We learnt that the Statue of Liberty symbolises the American ideals of freedom and equality. Moreover, it was the first structure that many immigrants saw when they arrived in America via ships, searching for better job opportunities.

In conclusion, we believe that everyone must visit the Statue of Liberty National Monument at least once in their lifetime. It was an unforgettable experience, and we learnt so much about its history and significance.

Writen By Emaan, Guntash, Himmat, Kudrat, Manveen, Rajvansh, Rehnpreet, Ronit, Smyra & Vansh (Spring Dale Senior School, Amritsar, Punjab).

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