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Voyage to America on the S. S. Finland

"My Family Odyssey: April 14, 1921"

“The little boy, age 3, perched on his father’s shoulders with his Mom leading the way, is my Dad. The Ellis Island registry listed him arriving in 1921, on the Red Star Line S. S. Finland. His family is looking at the Statue of Liberty and the New York City landscape, a bas-relief on the back of the boy’s jacket. The violin is reminiscent of the beautiful music my Dad played for us most days after work. The flag, with 48 stars in 1921, is symbolic of the pride my father always felt being an American citizen.

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