It's worth re-reading the Emma Lazarus poem "The New Colossus" that was set at the base of the Statue of Liberty in 1903 (and which was moved indoors since 1986). Here are a few things I noticed:
- Lazarus names Lady Liberty "Mother of Exiles." It makes one comparison unavoidable.
- She rejects the "storied pomp" of "ancient" Europe and antiquity for the humbleness of the New World. #NeverPomp
- "From her beacon-hand glows world-wide welcome." Nice one.