Thank you President Obama!

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    So as long as we're on the roll of blaming Obama for the decisions people who he hired make, Obama's Secretary of the Interior, Ken Salazaar has announced the re-opening of the Statue of Liberty's crown beginning July 4!!! Thank you President Obama!! I plan to be one of the first people to visit the crown on July 4. I never got to do this as a kid.

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    Statue of Liberty crown to reopen July 4th - 5/08/09 - New York News and Tri-State News - 7online.com

    NEW YORK -- The Statue of Liberty's crown, with its exhilarating view of New York's skyscrapers, bridges and seaport, is reopening on Independence Day for the first time since terrorists leveled the World Trade Center just across the harbor.



    Safety and security issues have been addressed and 50,000 people, 10 at a time, will get to visit the 265-foot-high crown in the next two years before it is closed again for renovation, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said Friday.


    "On July 4, we are giving America a special gift," Salazar said at a news conference on nearby Ellis Island. "For the first time in nearly eight years we will once again be able to have one of the most awesome experiences in the world."


    Interior Department officials said they had not yet determined how to choose who climbs to the top. Spokeswoman Kendra Barkoff said a lottery is one possibility. Salazar "wants the tickets to be distributed not based on your connections but in a fair and equitable way," she said.
     
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    A long time ago, you used to be able to go up in the torch, as well.
     
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    That is great news!

    I had a lesson on the Statue of Liberty for my students a few weeks ago. Some of them had never heard of her. They loved learning about her!


    I wonder how many of us know the history of Our Fair Lady?



    STLI Product 2 Data Sheet


    http://www.statueofliberty.org/
     
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    After renovations, will everyone be able to go up to the crown?
     
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    VERY long time ago. That was because of the Black Tom explosion.
     
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    When I visited the Statue of Liberty in 1967 with my parents the torch had already been closed the previous year.
     
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    Apparently there were concerns about the stuctural integrity of the arm especially with thousands of visitors every day.
     
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    It's been closed since 1916. I doubt very few people alive have ever seen the view from the torch.

    Black Tom explosion - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
     
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    One of the best things the French ever gave us was that statue.
     
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    Her ex-husband's ancestors gave it to us.


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