Statue of Liberty celebrates 130th birthday

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NEW YORK (WCMH)–Lady Liberty is celebrating a big birthday.

On Oct. 28, 1886, the Statue of Liberty, a gift from the people of France, was dedicated in New York Harbor by President Grover Cleveland.

The monument sits on Liberty Island in New York Harbor, and serves as a universal symbol of freedom and democracy.

The statue is influenced by Libertas, the Roman goddess of freedom.

Her tablet represents the book of law, and is inscribed with the day the United States declared independence–July 4, 1776. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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