The Statue of Liberty, 'Liberty Enlightening the World,' was a gift of friendship from the people of France to the people of the United States and was dedicated on October 28, 1886. The NPS theme for the 125th anniversary events is 'Honor History, Envision the Future.' Main ceremony from 10am-noon with fireworks at 745pm!
The program for the day is jointly sponsored by the National Park Service and their proud partners at the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Foundation, the Coca-Cola Company and Macy's. The park intends to re-create, to the greatest extent possible, the actual program that guided that day's events 125 years ago. The day will include a naturalization ceremony musical performances, a gun salute, a U.S. Coast Guard sponsored Flotilla, FDNY Fireboat water spout display, a presentation of "Gifts of Friendship" to a representative of the French government, and the ceremonial 'lighting' of the new 'torch webcam' that will showcase views of NY Harbor and the Statue from the vantage point of Lady Liberty's torch.