This morning, I was walking along the water, caught up in my foggy thoughts, when I saw her. I stopped dead in my tracks—I stood in awe. And I thought, man, this woman has seen it all:
From our grandparents arriving at Ellis Island to The Gangs of New York. From the Great Depression to Prohibition, to two World Wars. She saw King Kong climb the Empire State Building. She saw our Towers fall. And I’ll never forget when she showed up at my wedding, when our yacht pulled up along side of her. And she glowed.
As a gift from the French in 1884, Our Lady Liberty has stood the test of time. And today, she watches us through the mist, smiling, in our harbor. Waiting to see what we do next.