Our Lady Of Liberty’s feet are in broken chains and shackles, one foot slightly moving forward in front of the other one. This is symbolic of freedom, oppression, and the idea of hope. The fact that the chains are broken and her foot is moving forward represents Our Lady Enlightening The World is trying to break free from our past and move on. Since she is a state, it is a constant reminder that we may never forget the days when this was not a free nation.
Many visitors of Our Lady Liberty don’t know or get to see this side of her. She stands tall and strong with her torch held high.