133 years ago the Statue of Liberty was unveiled: "Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand Glows world-wide welcome" She still welcomes the world.
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November 19, 1887– Emma Lazarus passes away. She was the poet who wrote "The New Colossus." Lazarus' famous sonnet depicts the Statue as the "Mother of Exiles:" a symbol of immigration and opportunity- symbols associated with the #StatueofLiberty today. #OTD #NPS #FindYourPark