Liberty Enlightening the World
The Statue of Liberty, located on a 12 acre island, was a gift of friendship from the people of France "Enlightening the World." 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.>
After the November 11, 2001 Islamic terrorist attack on America, destroying the World Trade Center Twin Tower buildings in New York and the Pentagon building in washington D.C., the Staue of Liberty was closed to the public until this July 4th 2009 Weekend.