Submitted by ub on Sun, 07/07/2013 - 02:30

Lady Liberty's island was damaged when Hurricane Sandy struck New York City.
Parks workers from around the nation, along with the New York City Parks Department worked hard to reopen the statue.

The repairs to Liberty Island included taking major steps to protect the island from coastal storms in the future

During a typical year, the Statue of Liberty has an average of 3.8 million visitors, including usually close to half a million during this month alone. Approximately 2,200 New Yorkers' jobs are supported by the Statue of Liberty.

The Statue of Liberty Enlightening the World was a gift of friendship from the people of France to the people of the United States and is a universal symbol of freedom and democracy. The Statue of Liberty was dedicated on October 28, 1886, designated as a National Monument in 1924 and restored for her centennial on July 4, 1986.