Besides this being Plush Animal Lover's Day, today marks the one hundred and twenty-second anniversary of the dedication of the Statue of Liberty. According to a Wikipedia page, the statue was dedicated on October 28, 1886.
The image atop this post features a driftwood sculpture of her that can be found near to Long Beach's Boardwalk (on Long Island in NY).
I've featured this image in prior posts here on Blogger and while I don't like to repeat content, an anniversary of one hundred and twenty two years is bound to have something repetitive.
Besides, I like this driftwood sculpture and look for it whenever I travel to Long Beach to visit the awesome shorebirds who can be found there (including American Oystercatchers, Herring Gulls, Laughing Gulls, Ring-billed Gulls and Sandpipers).
American Oystercatchers are featured in volume two of Words In Our Beak, and Lady Liberty who can be seen standing in NYC's harbor in the next two picture (respectively) from the vantage point of Red Hook in Brooklyn and Ellis Island), is referenced in volume three of the book series.*
May Lady Liberty enjoy more anniversaries and may all people remember — especially in these volatile times — what she stands for.
Please click here to go to my blog post that provides details as to where you can get these books.