II have been fortunate enough to see the Statue of Liberty three times. Each time I see her, I get a little closer. My first time was from Battery Park in the fog, the second was from a ferry passing by, and the third was finally on the island itself. My goal for the next time is to go into the crown.
Yet for as moving as the three times that I have seen her have been, I can't even begin to imagine what it must have been like over 100 years ago as an immigrant with the Lady and her torch welcoming immigrants in! As a history teacher, finally seeing her was an emotional experience. For years, I had spent time teaching my students about her and her opening arms. When I saw her, it was emotional.
Students love her and want to know more. I know for my own learning, I had my own misconceptions about her size from the evening news. She looked enormous! How could she not, when the helicopter is basically sitting on her!
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