France Sending Statue of Liberty “Little Sister” to U.S.

It is intended to “conserve and defend our friendship,” France says.

A “little sister” version of the Statue of Liberty should arrive in the U.S. from France just in time for Independence Day celebrations. It is scheduled to be installed on Ellis Island between July 1 and July 5. Its display in New York will only be temporary, after which it will be moved to Washington, D.C. to remain on display for ten years at the French ambassador’s residence.

The new bronze statue is one-sixteenth of the original version that stands on Liberty Island.  It is over 992 pounds and just shorter than 10 feet tall. It was made in 2009 and is an exact replica of the original 1886 model…also a gift of friendship from France.

A statement from the general administrator of the National Museum of Arts and Crafts in central Paris said, “The statue symbolizes freedom and the light around all the world. We want to send a very simple message: Our friendship with the United States is very important, particularly at this moment. We have to conserve and defend our friendship.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • With thanksgiving for the enduring friendship between France and the United States.
  • For the State Department as diplomats continue to engage and strengthen ties with U.S. allies.
  • For the president and his administration to seek God’s direction as they interact with foreign leaders.

Sources: Hot Air, Washingtonian


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