Mary freedman

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My grandparents arrived from Poland through Ellis Island in 1914 as children. Both were born in Warsaw and came to the United States with their families in search of a better life. They lived in a Slavic neighborhood in PA and grew their own vegetables as they had in Poland. They talked about their native country all the time and missed their family dearly. My grandmother was always sending American toys back to Poland. They were proud of their heritage, but were also proud of the opportunities that were here for them, and later their children, because the United States Immigration Policy was generous to them. My panel represents the colors of the Polish flag with a silhouette of the Statue of Liberty imbedded in the flag where the Polish Coat of Arms would be. Underneath is a quote by JFK from 1958, which was part of a speech titled A Nation of Immigrants.