Meet Lady Liberty

May 4, 2018
The Statue of Liberty is on Liberty Island in New York Harbor.
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The Statue of Liberty is an American monument. She stands tall in New York Harbor.

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The statue was a gift from France in 1886. It was built in France. Then it was shipped across the ocean in pieces.

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Lady Liberty is a symbol. She stands for freedom. Long ago, she welcomed immigrants who came to America by ship.

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Lady Liberty wears a crown. It has seven points. It also has 25 windows. Visitors can climb into the crown and look out.

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Millions of people visit the Statue of Liberty each year. They come from around the world.

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Did you know?

  • Lady Liberty’s crown has seven rays. They stand for the seven continents and seas.

  • The statue stands 305 feet tall.

  • The date on her tablet is July 4, 1776. That is our country’s birthday!

  • The statue has 354 steps.

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