France Supporting Ukraine

French Ambassador’s Residence – © David H. Enzel, 2022

The French Embassy in Washington is demonstrating France’s long historic ties to the United States and its support for Ukraine. A replica of Statue of Liberty is on the lawn in front of at the French Ambassador’s Residence in Washington.

The bronze statue, dubbed “Lady Liberty’s Little Sister,” was crafted from the original 1878 plaster model that French sculptor Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi used in his designs for the Statue of Liberty in New York. The replica stands at 9 feet and weighs nearly 1,000 pounds. It is one-sixteenth the size of the original.

Following the Russian Federation’s invasion of Ukraine “Lady Liberty’s Little Sister” has been sporting a Ukrainian flag. It’s a bold symbol of support.

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