Sunday, September 11, 2011

"the spirit of hope, courage and freedom..."


This is the front of a photo card that was issued (probably in 1983) to help raise public support for the renovation of the Statue of Liberty.

The back of the card reads: "To me, this picture captures perfectly the spirit of hope, courage and freedom that our Statue represents. I'm sure you agree that it would be tragic if we allowed this majestic symbol to deteriorate."

Underneath those words is the facsimile signature of Lee Iacocca (then the president, CEO and chairman of Chrysler).

The photo is by Peter B. Kaplan, a longtime photographer who documented the Statue of Liberty's renovation.

Links
See The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey's website for the latest update on the progress of One World Trade Center.

My column on the 10-year anniversary of 9/11 for the York Daily Record/Sunday News.

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