Monday, February 13, 2017

The Statue of Liberty

A recent magazine cover had a drawing of the arm of the Statue of Liberty holding the lamp.  The flame has been extinguished and a wisp of smoke rises into the air.
Here's the end of Emma Lazarus' poem (November 2, 1883) that is on the base: 
"From her beacon-hand Glows world-wide welcome....
 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-tossed to me,
 I lift my lamp beside the golden door."
We pray that all Americans extend this invitation.

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