This panel honors my paternal grandmother Sophie Bebchick Liss. She immigrated from Steppin, a small village in the Ukraine. She left home at age 7 with her mother & siblings, arriving at Ellis Island in 1909. The family reunited with her father who was living in New Bedford, Massachusetts. They came to this country, leaving everything they knew, including their language, & were proud & grateful to have the opportunity to call themselves American. I honor there determination & courage.