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Statue Of Liberty - Lady Liberty Celebrating 125th Anniversary

The Statue of Liberty, 'Liberty Enlightening the World,' was a gift of friendship from the people of France to the people of the United States and was dedicated on October 28, 1886, designated as a National Monument in 1924 and restored for her centennial on July 4, 1986. The 1886 dedication was attended by President Grover Cleveland, who proclaimed on that day that 'Liberty' would "magnify France beyond the seas." The dedication was followed by a fireworks display and New York City's first ever 'Ticker Tape' parade.

The NPS theme for the 125th anniversary events is 'Honor History, Envision the Future.' The program for the day is jointly sponsored by the National Park Service and their proud partners at the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Foundation, the Coca-Cola Company and Macy's. The park intends to re-create, to the greatest extent possible, the actual program that guided that day's events 125 years ago. The day will include a naturalization ceremony musical performances, a gun salute, a U.S. Coast Guard sponsored Flotilla, FDNY Fireboat water spout display, a presentation of "Gifts of Friendship" to a representative of the French government, and the ceremonial 'lighting' of the new 'torch webcam' that will showcase views of NY Harbor and the Statue from the vantage point of Lady Liberty's torch. For the 75th year, Ladies Auxiliary will honor the Statue of Liberty with a program that includes music and speeches. The day will conclude with a Macy's fireworks spectacular surrounding Liberty Island to mark the anniversary. The fireworks will be viewable from Brooklyn, Lower Manhattan, and Liberty State Park as well as from live feeds from the new 'torch cam' to viewers around the world. The fireworks will begin at 7:45 pm and last approximately 12 minutes. Win1010 will be airing the musical score that was written to accompany the fireworks.

About Lady Liberty
Special Event Station
W2LIS -  Long Island Amateur Radio Simplex Club will be running a Special Event Station W2L to commemorate the 125th anniversary of the Statue of Liberty and to help promote the funding for the SOLEIF Foundation on October 28th and 29th 2011.

To Donate to the Save Ellis Island Foundation Please us this Link : Save Ellis Island

Please help us Keep this symbol of freedom going and save the lands that preserve her.

For a special event QSL card. Please send a S.A.S.E. for USA contacts
For direct QSL Outside the USA please send 1 US dollar or IRC with S.A.S.E. via the Bureau or Eqsl and visit the web site Save Ellis Island

Thank you on Behalf of the W2LIS Long Island Amateur Radio Simplex Club and The SEI. We hope to hear you and will be operating on 20 meter, 10 meter and 6 meter bands
73 to all

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W2L Special Event Station
Special Thanks to our Sponsors
For donating the 6M5x Yagi for 6 meter.
For donating the Eagle One Vertical.
On Behalf of W2LIS Long Island Amateur Radio Simplex Club and SOLEIF. Thanks to M2 and Eagle One for helping and supporting us with this great event. Please visit their sites and Support them. Simply mouse over their banners and click. Two great antenna companies.
The Eagle One Vertical Antenna in action.
W2L Special Event QSL cards are in print now. We will be sending them out on arrival. Please be patient and we will get them out as soon as we can. Thank you for contacting us during the event, and we look forward to receiving your cards. All the best and thanks for making this a great event. W2LIS Long Island Amateur Radio Simplex Club.
The Red Star Line Museum Video and the W2E Special Event at Liberty state park
Frank (AA2DR) making contact from Liberty State Park as W2E Liberty State Park Special Event Station with OQ2MRS Red Star Line Museum special event station in Belgium. The operators in Belgium are Jean (OR4U) and Ivo (ON7IVO).
Dave aka The Grid (N2TRX) operating as W2E at Liberty State Park Special Event Station mixing it up on 20 meters with Jean (OR4U) and Ivo (ON7IVO) from Belgiums OQ2MRS Special Event Station.
The Uncle Johnny Yellow Ball
(Taxi Drivers in Manhattan are a rough bunch.)
Frank (AA2DR)  and  Uncle Johnny (KB2YEE) as W2E Special Event Station at Liberty State Park.
Frank (AA2DR) and Dave THE GRID (N2TRX) as W2E Special Event Station at Liberty State Park.