Lady Liberty & The Modified New York Skyline
Trip Start May 16, 2010
55Trip End May 26, 2010
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"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!"
Millions have responded to her call over the years and landed at Ellis Island to be processed and then went on to become citizens of the United States of America. They had little to offer but a commitment to pursue the dream of liberty. They came, they worked, they contributed their blood, sweat and tears to the cause and America became the greatest nation on earth.
Lady Liberty still beckons but the New York skyline has been decidely altered
Today when we visited Ground Zero it was deicdedly more hopeful. Cranes towered over the site where there once a pit. Steel and concrete structures are growing out of the pit and the sound of man and machine broke the otherwise quite morning hour. Much more needs to be done to "rebuild the future' as the WTC Progress website puts it, but it looks like after 9 years we are finally on our way. http://www.panynj.gov/wtcprogress/index.html.