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: NYPD: 2 Gunman Wanted After 10 Shot Outside Queens Laundromat
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: COVID In New York: Mask Mandates Not Being Re-Imposed Just Yet As Concern Grows Over Delta Variant
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: NYPD: 3 Shot In Washington Heights, No Arrests
After a stop on Ellis Island, she’ll head to the French Embassy in Washington, D.C., where she will stay for a decade.