NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A special ceremony was held Wednesday morning to welcome the Statue of Liberty’s so-called “little sister” to New York.
The statue is approximately 9 feet tall and 1,000 pounds.READ MORE: Gen. Colin Powell, Former Secretary Of State, Dies At 84 Due To Complications From COVID-19
She arrived in Elizabeth, New Jersey, on Wednesday morning, welcomed by dignitaries, including New Jersey Gov. Phi Murphy and the French ambassador to the U.S.READ MORE: Gen. Colin Powell Remembered Fondly At His Alma Mater, CCNY, And In The Bronx, Where He Was Raised
She’s on a diplomatic mission, a symbol of friendship between the two countries.
“I hope and trust her presence will enlighten all who see her to live up to her values in their own lives and actions and to the highest shared values of our two nations,” Murphy said.MORE NEWS: Report: Feds May Allow Americans To Get Different COVID Booster Than Vaccine They First Received
After a stop on Ellis Island, she’ll head to the French Embassy in Washington, D.C., where she will stay for a decade.