The Statue of Liberty was a gift of friendship from the people of France to the United States and is recognized as a universal symbol of freedom and democracy. The Statue of Liberty was dedicated on October 28, 1886 and designated as a National Monument in 1924.
The Statue's centennial was celebrated on July 4,1986 with fireworks and fanfare. On July 5th, a new Statue of Liberty exhibit opened in the base of the pedestal. In 1986, a the original torch, now in the lobby was replaced with a new copper torch, covered in 24k. gold leaf. Sunlight reflects off the gold during the daytime and floodlights light the torch by reflection at night.
Impressive!, 9th May 2018
Reviewer: Staci Wood
This is a big, bold, impressive medallion. One of my favorites.