Lady Liberty’s Crown to reopen to Visitors on July 4th
May 8, 2009 Leave a comment
The Department of the Interior’s secretary, Ken Salazar issued the following press release –
“On July 4th, we are giving America a special gift. We are once again inviting the public to celebrate our great nation and the hope and opportunity it symbolizes by climbing to Lady Liberty’s crown for a unique view of New York Harbor, where the forbearers of millions of American families first saw the new world.”
Located on a 12 acre island, the Statue of Liberty Enlightening the World was a gift of friendship from the people of France to the people of the United States and is a universal symbol of freedom and democracy. The Statue of Liberty was dedicated on October 28, 1886, designated as a National Monument in 1924 and restored for her centennial on July 4, 1986.
Access to Lady Liberty’s crown was stopped after the September 11th attacks for security reasons.