This is a tune-up for tomorrow, I guess, but this photo really struck me. The guy in the torch is Charlie DeLeo, who worked as a maintenance man on the Statue for 27 years. He is now retired, but can’t quite stay away; he still works there as a volunteer.
It’s funny how some symbols are so powerful that they keep coming back, generation after generation, and cropping up in unlikely places. Like Tiananmen Square, or wherever people yearn to breathe free.
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“Arise and take our stand for freedom as in the olden time.” Winston Churchill
“Proclaim Liberty throughout All the land unto All the Inhabitants Thereof.” Inscription on the Liberty Bell