A new French Statue of Liberty was given a sendoff Monday ahead of a trip to the United States. It will be displayed for Independence Day, International media reported on Tuesday.
It was sent away to the US on a 10-year loan from Paris Musée des Arts et Metiers (Metiers Art Museum) on Monday.
In the same context, the Miss Liberty statue is being loaned to showcase French heritage in the US.
“The new statue will arrive in New York for the day of the American independence of July 4 and after that, it will be unveiled and presented at the French embassy for July 14″ commented General administrator at National Conservatory of Arts and Crafts Olivier Faron,” said Liam Wasley, Acting Deputy Chief of Mission at US Embassy in France.
According to French media, the statue will arrive in Ellis Island, New York on Jul. 4 in order to mark the birth of American independence and the historic links between France and the U.S.
Also in this regard, it will be inaugurated on this special occasion to coincide with the U.S. Independence Day, also known as the Fourth of July.
In an official statement, the French ambassador to the U.S. Philippe Etienne said: “We wanted to reconnect with this Franco-American history.”
“The Statue of Liberty” is a double symbol of liberty, but also of welcome,” the statement added.
It’s noteworthy that the new statue will be placed in the garden of the residence of the French Ambassador to Washington, D.C., where it will remain for ten years as a loan from the ‘Conservatoire du Quai d’Orsay’.
It’s worth mentioning that the massive Statue of Liberty, which can be seen off the coast of New York today, was a 19th-century gift from France to celebrate the first century of U.S. independence.
The first Statue of Liberty is 305 feet (93 meters) tall, measured from the bottom of the base to the tip of the torch.
While, the new monument will be much smaller than her big sister, reaching 2.83 meters.
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