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!