A Centennial with Liberty Enlightening the World

On this day June 03, back in 1986, celebrations begin marking the Statue of Liberty’s centennial and the completion of her restoration. She was officially unveiled in a special ceremony on the evening of July 03, 1986. Video below reflects that special moment in time:
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United States President Ronald Reagan and French President François Mitterand lead the festivities as Lady Liberty’s new torch keeps on enlightening the planet.
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The light of her torch was replaced with a new flame molded in copper and covered in a 24 karat gold leaf:
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