A New Statue of Liberty Being Made in Brittany, France
A crowdfunding campaign has been launched to finance a new Statue of Liberty in Central Brittany. The Statue of Liberty has come to represent freedom, democracy and justice. The one in Gourin has come to symbolize the story of emigration from Brittany, France to North America and the undying friendship between USA and France.
Gourin, a town of 4000 nestled in the heart of Brittany, is the epicenter of one of the unique stories of emigration from France. European immigration to the USA is often told through the Irish, German, Italy, and Polish experience. But Brittany, France can boast of over +100,000 souls making the arduous and entrepreneurial journey over one hundred years to find new beginnings in North America. This history has undeniably tied Gourin and neighboring towns to America for many decades, helping to nuture a special relationship of friendship and cooperation between USA and Brittany.
To help preserve this unique history and ensure a continued link for future generations a new Statute of Liberty will be cast and erected in the city center of Gourin. A crowdfunding campaign launched by the City of Gourin will be looking to raise 60k euros to help finance the making of this new statue.
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