"We opened the gates to all the world...."

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"We opened the gates to all the world and said: 'Let all men who want to be free come to us and they will be welcome.'  " ... Woodrow Wilson

View from Immigrant Point, SF Presidio

Etched in stone on the top of the wall at Immigrant Point in San Francisco's Presidio, you'll find this quote of Woodrow Wilson's. Re-affirming our country's dedication to freedom, this statement was part of Wilson's Address at Independence Hall on July 4, 1914 on "The Meaning of Liberty."

 Sunset at Immigrant Point, Presidio, SF

Early morning, late afternoon, at sunset - each time of day casts it's spell. Here you'll see bicyclists, motorists, hikers and trail runner; tourists and residents, school groups camping at nearby Rob Hill Campground.

Sunset, Immigrant Point, SF

Immigrant Point speaks to many. The view of the entrance to the Golden Gate is world-class; the setting gorgeous. It is a special place, one of my two favorite Presidio destinations. Now that I have read Woodrow Wilson's "The Meaning of Liberty" it will have a more powerful tug on my heart than ever.

"We opened the gates to all the world and said: 'Let all men who want to be free come to us and they will be welcome.'"

 

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Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886
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Lottie those are some spectacular photos - with so much more meaning behind them with WW quote.  Awesome!

Dec 28, 2015 07:06 AM #1
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What beautiful words and photos Lottie.

Dec 28, 2015 07:16 AM #2
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Lottie Kendall
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I hadn't read WW's July 4th address before - it's very moving. Noah Seidenberg and Anna Banana Kruchten 

Dec 28, 2015 07:31 AM #3
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Nice photos.  Like those showing outlines, like above.

Dec 28, 2015 08:10 AM #4
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Kathleen Daniels
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Lottie,  The views will likely always be as spectacular and meaningful as Woodrow Wilson's message.  You captured some great photos! I can certainly see why being in that space tugs at your heart.

Dec 28, 2015 09:28 AM #5
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Mary Yonkers
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Wow! Yes, Wilson's statement is very powerful and appropriate for this moment in history as well as 1914. Great photos, Lottie Kendall 

Dec 28, 2015 11:35 AM #6
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Gita Bantwal
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Good morning Lottie. I love the photos and the quote. Thank you.

Dec 28, 2015 07:53 PM #7
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Sheila Anderson
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Good morning Lottie. You have now made me want to read Woodrow Wilson. Super moving post.

Dec 28, 2015 10:15 PM #8
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Hi Lottie, wonderful photos and love the quote. I will also come back to read WW's speech.

Dec 29, 2015 12:39 AM #9
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Aloha Lottie, super photos, poignant and apropos message, considering all the political rigmarole these days.

Dec 30, 2015 07:57 AM #10
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Kimo Stowell - I find the message here very apropos; we should stop being afraid and remember our heritage.

Dec 30, 2015 10:04 AM #11
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