There are many great attractions all throughout the United States, but arguably the one tourists think about the most when planning a vacation is the Statue of Liberty. One of the symbols of America stands on Liberty Island in New York, and sees millions of visitors each year. Now, France is sending the United States a new miniature version of Lady Liberty for the Fourth of July.
The new statue, nicknamed “The Little Sister,” is expected to arrive in New York on July 1. It was lifted and loaded into a special container during a ceremony in Paris this week, and will take the same path to America that the original statue did in 1886.
"Our friendship with the United States is very important, particularly at this moment. We have to conserve and defend our friendship," said Olivier Faron, general administrator of the National Museum of Arts and Crafts.
Once the statue arrives in New York, it will be erected on Ellis Island, where it will remain until July 5 before being moved to Washington DC. According to CNN, the new statue is just under 1,000 pounds and stands just shy of 10 feet tall. Now tourists will have two opportunities to see Lady Liberty.