Today in history: Statue of liberty dedicated
October 28, 2010 · Print This Article
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On Oct. 28, 1886, the Statue of Liberty, a gift from the people of France, was dedicated in New York Harbor by President Grover Cleveland.
Also, in 1936, President Franklin D. Roosevelt rededicated the Statue of Liberty on its 50th anniversary
In a time when immigration is such a hot button topic, people seem to ignore the founding principles of our nation.
“Bring us your sick, bring us your poor”.
This surely is not the mantra used in today’s social climate, yet these very principles are what have made our nation great.
If I was born during the time thousands of immigrants were flooding New York to enter the land of opportunity, I would definitely be one of those sick, and I would most sureidly be one of those poor.
The idea behind those sentiments is this; it is the sick and the poor who are hungry to advance in life; it is those people who will work hard, who will be loyal, grateful and opportunistic, those people sacrifice for the sake of making our nation great.
This date in history must not be forgotten; yes our borders are at risk, and yes, reform is necessary, but as our government uses the issue of immigration as poker chips, let us nor forget what makes our nation what it is. We too are America.