125th Anniversary of the Statue of Liberty Dedication

It was on October 28, 1886, that Lady Liberty had her dedication.

She was a gift from France to the people of the United States to mark the centennial of the signing of the Declaration of Independence, and friendship between the French and Americans.

She arrived in the United States from France 125 years ago, and has welcomed her fellow immigrants ever since.

And although far fewer people literally sail past her on their first arrival to U.S. shores, much was made of her enduring symbolism at a ceremony on Friday marking the 125th anniversary of the Statue of Liberty's dedication.