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New Jersey – Going to the Statue of Liberty

August 19, 2012
9-11 Memorial in New Jersey

9-11 Memorial in New Jersey

While visiting Jen and Jake, we took a day trip to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island.  We caught the boat on the Jersey side.  The boat left from Liberty State Park.  This was the perfect location – there was lots of parking and short lines.  Liberty State Park has a 9-11 memorial for all those who died with a New Jersey connection.  The 764 names etched on the steel walls were sober reminder.  While waiting for the boat, we enjoyed a museum.  This was a great idea… everyone had something to look at while waiting!

Boat to the Statue of Liberty

Boat to the Statue of Liberty

The boat ride from the Jersey side was short since The Statue is so close to the Jersey side.  Boat rides are always fun, especially with kids.  The Statue was dedicated on October 28, 1886 and designated as a National Monument in 1924.  My mom’s parents went by the statue when coming to the U.S. from Italy.  I will mention more on this in my next post on Ellis Island.

The Statue of Liberty

The Statue of Liberty

The words of Emma Lazarus are on a plaque at the Statue.  They have greeted immigrants since 1903, even if the new arrivals could not read the words.

“Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore.  Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”

These words are a timeless reminder of true generosity.

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. September 14, 2012 3:53 pm

    Your pictures of this trip are phenomenal!

    • September 14, 2012 4:09 pm

      Thanks for you kind works and taking the time to check them out. We went out to see our daughter and family before my back surgery so I have bee slow getting them out on the blog.

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