This year marks the 130th birthday of the STATUE OF LIBERTY. This gift from France in 1886 symbolizes friendship and a shared love of Liberty between two nations. Here are 4 interesting facts you may not know about our “Lady”:
- She holds a tablet inscribed with the date of the Declaration of Independence (July 4, 1776)
- 50 mile per hour winds can make the statue sway up to 3 inches & the torch up to 6.
- She wears a size 879 shoe.
- She has a 35 FOOT waistline.
What better way to honor this symbol of Liberty than to honor those who have fought to ensure it. Here is a unique way for you and your children to honor those brave men and women who serve our country. Mail a care package with favorite books, DVD’s, magazines, and games or relief supplies. You can pack specific items with a letter of thanks and ship them off to any of the five branches of the military. Go to: www.booksforsoldiers.com to learn more. It is one small way to pay back those who have given and continue to give their lives for our country.
To all the Veterans out there: THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE!