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US to Receive Another Statue of Liberty on Independence Day as a Gift from France

Afouda Bamidele
Jun 14, 2021
04:00 A.M.
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The United States of America would be receiving a second statue of liberty from the French government in preparation for the country's Independence Day celebration.

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While the United States is gearing up for the celebration of its 245th independence day anniversary, the country is set to receive another symbolic and profound gift from fans.

The gift, which is a smaller version of the 1886 Statue of Liberty gift, would symbolize the strengthening of the friendship between the United States and France.

A photo of the statue of liberty | Photo: Shutterstock

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The smaller effigy has been nicknamed "little sister" by virtue of the original statue of liberty, which is called "big sister." The new monument is a bronze version and could be considered miniature.

It stands 10ft tall and is in a one-sixteenth measurement of the first Statue of Liberty, which stands at 151 feet. On Monday, the National Museum of Arts and Crafts (CNAM) had the new sculpture loaded and ready to be transferred.

A screenshot of the statue of liberty | Photo: twitter.com/New York Post

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Before this announcement, the statue had been sitting at the CNAM's garden since 2011. Its original date of creation is 2009, and it bears all the symbols and features of the one that sits at Liberty Island.

In 2011, the Oct. 28, 1886 dedication of the Liberty Enlightening the World was celebrated.

A screenshot of a landscape view of the statue of liberty | Photo: twitter.com/Eyewitness News

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"Little Sister" would be installed at Ellis Island, close to Liberty Island, where the Statue of Liberty sits. It would be displayed from July 1 to July 4, the day of independence.

According to Oliver Faron, CNAM's general administrator, the new gift was a simple message to the United States, reminding the nation that their friendship was essential.

A screenshot of the statue of liberty with a quarter moon | Photo: twitter.com/NBC News

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He noted that the friendship needed to be preserved and defended particularity at present times. Just like the Statue of Liberty, "little sister" beats the light torch and a tablet.

Other parts of the Statue of Liberty are also ingrained in the smaller version, and it is safe to say that both effigies come with meaningful backups and symbolism.

A screenshot of the new statue of liberty received by the USA from France | Photo: twitter.com/CNN

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Faron noted that the national images represent "freedom and the light around all the world." The seven spikes around the crown represent the seven continents of the world.

The tablet has the independence day of the United States engraved on it, while the shackles around her feet stand for the abolition and end of the slave trade in the country.

A screenshot the the statue of liberty and the eiffel tower | Photo: twitter.com/French Embassy U.S.

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Statue of Liberty, also known as Liberty Enlightening the World, is a neoclassical sculpture made by French sculptor Frederic Auguste Bartholdi and commissioned in 1885 by President Grover Cleveland.

In 2011, the Oct. 28, 1886 dedication of the Liberty Enlightening the World was celebrated. The occasion marked 125 years since becoming an important effigy in the United States. The celebration also came with renovations.

A screenshot of the new little lady liberty | Photo: twitter.com/NPR World

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In accordance with the technology of the 21st century, officials in charge unveiled a new 'torch webcam' that would provide viewers with the terrain of New York Harbor and components of the statute within her torch.

Within 20 years of her installment, the original copper became oxidized, turning the effigy green. Big sister is said to wear an 879 size shoe with her waistline at 35-foot.

A photo of the statue of liberty | Photo: Shutterstock

From top to bottom, she measures 93 meters and weighs 204 metric tonnes. The Statue of Liberty, which is dressed in a robe, is said to represent the Roman goddess of freedom, Libertas.

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