When I was young I remember my grandmother’s stories of life in Ireland and her immigration to the US as an 18 year old girl. She came alone through Ellis Island and then up to Boston to stay with relatives. I always felt so proud her and of our country that welcomed her along with millions like her. That pride is slipping away.
This weekend I shared an image of the Statue of Liberty on Facebook and a friend updated her profile picture with the image. I thought more people might like to do the same so I decided to upload a few different images for all of you to choose from. Pick a photo from below and post it to your Facebook, twitter, LinkedIn and / or Instagam page. Let’s remember what really does make America great and show our solidarity. Update your social media profile picture with one of the images below and let’s ring the bells of freedom for all to see!
Also, Emma Lazarus’ poem in its entirety:
The New Colossus:
Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,
With conquering limbs astride from land to land;
Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand
A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame
Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name
Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand
Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command
The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame.
“Keep ancient lands, your storied pomp!” cries she
With silent lips. “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-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”
Learn more about Emma Lazarus’ poem