Thoughtful Thursday – Let Freedom Ring!

This work is in the public domain in the United States because it is a work of the United States Federal Government under the terms of Title 17, Chapter 1, Section 105 of the US Code.Over twenty years ago, First Lady Nancy Reagan (and God Bless Ronnie who will always be My President), re-opened the crown of the Statue of Liberty on its 100th birthday.

Today is another momentous day in the history of Lady Liberty, New York City and the Nation. After 9/11, the crown was closed due to fear of terrorist actions. Today the crown re-opens.

Let Freedom Ring!

I have to confess that every time I see Lady Liberty, I get choked up. My family didn’t come through Ellis Island, but the Statue is no less a symbol of freedom for me. A light that shines for those who come here for freedoms denied them elsewhere. For opportunities for a better way of life.

When my friends and I decided to start a new writing group (, one where people would have the freedom to write in all fiction genres and in all formats, we all had one common image in mind to represent the group – The Statue of Liberty. It means that much to so many people.

So, let Lady Liberty shine brightly and send her message far and wide. Let Freedom Ring!