The New Colossus.
“Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,
With conquering limits astride from land to land;
Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand
A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame
Is the imprisoned lighting, and her name
Mother of Exiles. From beacon-hand
Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command
The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame.
Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!
With silent lips.
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 (tossed) to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door.”
-Emma Lazarus, 1883
Innocent Syrian families through no fault of their own have lost most or all, displaced by war…
The Statue of Liberty
La Liberte eclairant le monde in French.
Designed by Frederic Auguste Bartholdi.
Built by Gustave Eiffel.
Dedicated on 10/28/1886.
The Lady was a gift to the American people from the French people.
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A carbuncle is a roiled mass of skin or a beautiful gem. The incredible gem is pictured in the logo below and at the bottom of the short story section...
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