It was a great day to be at Liberty Island. The weather was perfect and there were a lot of visitors, all happy to be part of the 125th anniversary celebration. I met members of the Statue of Liberty Club, a club I have joined (I was sorry to miss the group photo!), Park Ranger Bill Maurer, who has been a great support, and other rangers, members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Ladies Auxiliary, which has a tradition of honoring the Statue of Liberty every October 28, a NYC tour guide glad to learn more about the history behind the statue, and many other people. The concessionaire at Liberty Island and Ellis Island, Evelyn Hill, Inc., designed a beautiful poster for my “book signing” and set up a table for me near the entrance to the new gift pavilion. Because of my slow hand, I had actually signed the books in advance, but everyone was understanding and encouraging. It was a special day.Enlightening the World book signing for the Statue of Liberty's 125th anniversary

The National Park Service is planning a number of special events for this Friday, the 125th anniversary of the Statue of Liberty’s unveiling at Liberty Island. There will be music and speeches during the day, and fireworks around the island in the evening. I’ll be at the gift pavilion on Liberty Island Friday morning—with signed copies of my book!