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karlrschneider Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 05:15 PM
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Lady Liberty's 120th Birthday today.
I wasn't even aware of it until they mentioned on the local evening news. How many people have forgotten it was a gift from France (gasp!), or the words of Emma Lazarus:

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!"
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Kutjara Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 05:19 PM
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1. From a symbol of hope to a symbol of irony...
...in only 120 years. She'd be crying now, if she could.
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karlrschneider Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 05:19 PM
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2. Isn't that the truth.
:cry:
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Cooley Hurd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 05:21 PM
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3. "A symbol of irony..."
Exactly. :(
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proud patriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 05:22 PM
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4. Happy Birthday Lady Liberty
:party:
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liberal N proud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 05:25 PM
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5. Tarnished as she may be, we still have a few liberties left.
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bigwillq Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 05:25 PM
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6. Happy Birthday Miss Liberty!
:toast: :bounce:
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fooj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 05:52 PM
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7. Happy Birthday to our beautiful beacon of hope...
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Cooley Hurd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 08:32 PM
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8. WAY COOL PIC!!!
:thumbsup:
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Alamom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 08:47 PM
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9. Incredible picture...thank you. n/t
Edited on Sat Oct-28-06 08:48 PM by Alamom
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newyawker99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-29-06 07:40 AM
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10. Happy birthday Lady Liberty!
:thumbsup:
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Tom Yossarian Joad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-29-06 07:43 AM
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11. Thanks for the reminder!
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