Picture of the day -
November 4, 2005
Sunset Over New York Harbor
New York Harbor is beautiful any time, but I love this picture of the harbor
fading into nighttime under a setting sun. New York might be the "city that
never sleeps", but Lady Liberty seems to be taking a rest after yet another day
of standing tall in the harbor - proudly serving as the primary beacon of
freedom in a troubled world.
New York City has long served as the financial capitol of the world. On any
given day, the city is packed with people from virtually every country who are
making business deals and spreading the world's money supply around from nation
to nation - in fact, most of the world's business takes place right here in the
New York is one of the world's most ethnically diverse cities, and for good
reason. For years she has welcomed immigrants from every corner of the globe
with open arms, offering them the promise of freedom and a better way of life -
and she has delivered on that promise.
Most newcomers to America appreciate the opportunities they find in their
adopted land, but not all. Lady Liberty still welcomes the downtrodden of the
world, but she is no doubt saddened by those who come here with ill intentions -
and her patience may soon run out. A sunset over New York Harbor is a
spectacular sight, but it will be a sad day when the sun goes down on America's
ability to welcome those who seek refuge on her shores.
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