Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Return to Liberty

Even though the Department of Homeland Security once said there were no national landmarks worthy of a terrorist attack in New York City, Uncle Sam has refused to reopen the Statue of Liberty to tourists since 9/11.

Nearly six years after the attack, Congress is pushing for the reopening. From The Bellingham Herald:

Rep. Anthony Weiner, D-N.Y., for the second year in a row added an amendment to a spending bill giving the National Park Service $1 million to study how to safely reopen the staircase to the statue's crown - something prohibited since the 2001 terror attacks.
Right now, you can only go as far as the pedestal. (The Bellingham Herald)

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