Monday, September 14, 2009

Celebrating Life and Liberty



Yesterday Katie and I volunteered to help at a celebration of cancer survivors from Hackensack Medical Center held at Ellis Island. What a beautiful day it was. There was also a boat parade celebrating Henry Hudson discovering the what is now called the Hudson River. We got these rubber bracelets that allowed us free ferry rides between NJ 's Liberty State Park, Ellis and Liberty Island. I don't think I've been to the statue in 15 years. But Lady Liberty still looks great.....

There were 500 + survivors and guests.


































A clipper ship just looks weird with the NYC skyline behind it......

2 comments:

Joansie said...

Love the pictures. Can you believe it, I've never been to NYC except to land at the airport. I did see the Statue of Liberty from the air and she sure is beautiful!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

The photos choked me up. Good for you for volunteering. My grandparents came through Ellis Island. It always makes me grateful/touched when I think of what they did to get here just so I could have a better place to live. I would not want to live in Slovakia. Not that it isn't a beautiful place. But I would rather be here!