Jewish World Review March 14, 2003 / 10 Adar II, 5763

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U.S. to Return Statue of Liberty to France

http://www.jewishworldreview.com | The White House announced today that the Statue of Liberty will be returned to France, which gave the giant monument to the United States in 1886.

"We're not returning it out of anger," insisted White House spokesman Ari Fleischer. "We want the French to set it up in the Seine and gaze at it for the next few decades. We want French government officials to read the Emma Lazarus poem on the plaque."

The poem, entitled "The New Colossus," was used to raise money for the statue's pedestal in 1883. The last few lines read as follows:

"Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!" cries she with silent lips.
"Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore,
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"



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