Raise a glass (and a paintbrush) to Liberty this 4th July!
The Statue of Liberty represents Libertas, the Roman goddess of Freedom, and has been welcoming immigrants into the US for 132 years! She sure is one to raise a glass to on the 4th July.
But did you know…?
1. She wasn’t intended to be a New Yorker
2. She was originally going to be gold plated!
3. She was ‘born’ in Paris
4. She is said to be struck by lightening 600 times a year!
Although she is grounded by her granite and concrete base, her height and copper skin make her an excellent conductor for lightning bolts!
5. That’s not a novel she’s reading
It is the tablet of law, measuring 23′ 7″ tall and 13′ 7″ wide, symbolising justice and equality. It reads in Roman numerals: JULY IV MDCCLXXVI (July 4th 1776), the date of American independence.