For a lot of Americans, Ellis Island is a part of their family history. Over 12 million immigrants entered the United States via Ellis Island from 1892 to 1954. Today is the day to honor our American heritage and to remember the beautiful, defining words of Emma Lazarus: “‘Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!'”
Happy National Ellis Island Family History Day!