Thursday, July 4, 2013

Statue Of Liberty Reopens As America Celebrates Its Independence

The Statue of Liberty reopened to the public today, eight months after Superstorm Sandy shuttered parts of the national symbol of freedom, as Americans around the country celebrated Independence Day. Hundreds of tourists lined up today to be among the first to board ferry boats bound for Liberty 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. It is a universal symbol of freedom and democracy. The Statue of Liberty was dedicated in 1886 and designated as a National Monument in 1924.

The photo of the American flags was taken Rockefeller Center on President's Day last year. Every fourth of July, American flags are flown at Rockefeller Center.


Anonymous said...

Noel - fantastic photo of the flags flying - a true pro shot - one of the many pro shot you often take. JanUK

Noel Y. C. said...

Thanks Jan for your generous comment. I'm not a pro but I just enjoy taking photos. I hope you're enjoying your summer.

Anonymous said...

You might not be a pro as you say Noel but some of your pics are on that level - and yes I think summer might just have arrived in the UK - it is so lovely to warm days - hoping to get out more with my camera now! JanUK