Ellis Island, New York
Located on Ellis Island, this statue standing 305 feet 6 inches depicts a woman holding up a torch to "light the way" for immigrants seeking asylum in America. The statue of liberty weighs an approximate 225 tons and is made of copper. The corrosion and oxidization caused by natural weather is what gives the copper its famous green color. The tablets being held by the statue read July IV MDCCLXXVI (July 4, 1776). That date is the birth date of the nation and the day America declared independence.