STATUE OF LIBERTY
The original Stature of Liberty, the universal symbol of liberty for all stands on Ellis Island in New York. Her words, a monument unto themselves of what this country was founded upon:
“Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,
With conquering limbs astride from land to land;
Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand
A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame
Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name Mother of Exiles.
From her beacon-hand
Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command
The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame.
“”Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!”” cries she
With silent lips. “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!”
Author: Emma Lazarus
Lady Liberty, who symbolizes freedom, liberty and justice for all, is represented at the Freedom Field Project in this 85 foot high replica of her magnificent beauty. Our very own Statue of Liberty sits on an island in the center of Liberty Pond. She makes an ideal background for any 4th of July celebration and other summer events we plan to have at the park. Likewise the pond itself will function as a great backdrop to many winter celebrations and activities.