This past Saturday we experienced American history by visiting the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. It was inspiring to learn about these historical sites, the trials people endured for freedom and opportunity, what our country truly stands for:
" 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 besided the golden door!"
Fun Fact: Did you know the Statue of Liberty is made out of copper and originally was the color of a penny? I didn't! It took about 20 years for it to turn the green color it is now.
The next stop of the tour was Ellis Island. It was amazing to be in the same rooms where so many arrived to the United States in hopes of making a brighter future for themselves and families.
We learned about many of the tests the people had to go through in order to be admitted to the United States.
Outside the museum there is a wall of names of all the people/families that came through the Island.