Featuring: The Statue of Liberty
As a gift of friendship from France to the United States, the Statue of Liberty stands tall and free, solely located on a 12 acre island in New York and New Jersey.
A universal symbol of freedom and democracy, the Statue of Liberty was dedicated on October 28, 1886 as a National Monument in 1924 and restored for her centennial on July 4, 1986.
It’s official title is Liberty Enlightening the World, and is made of copper, hung on a framework of steel. The only exception in her construction is the flame of the torch, coated in gold leaf.
The statue stands on top of a stone pedestal, shaped as an eleven-pointed star. The statue is 151 ft (46 m) tall. With the pedestal and foundation, she towers at 305 ft (93 m) tall.
We thank our in house artist and illustrator Mark H. Hayward for this month’s illustration. You can find out more about Mark and his work, and view his Illustration Portfolio here.