The Statue of Liberty surrounded by scaffolding as workers complete the final stages in Paris. Circa 1885
I wonder how many people really feel a sense of immense gratitude to France for this incredible gift, which became the icon of our country. I know I do – I feel it every time I see her. Both countries cherish Liberty, despite the pains we continue to suffer as we travel into a new century.
Au peuple de la France, un grand merci.
The Old Wolf has spoken.