STATUE OF LIBERTY-ELLIS ISLAND FOUNDATION
The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation was founded in 1982 to restore and preserve the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. Both were in a state of disrepair, especially Ellis Island. As a grass roots effort, the American public donated all funds.
As part of this endeavor THE AMERICAN IMMIGRANT WALL OF HONOR was established. The Wall is a permanent tribute that bears the names of individual immigrants and their country of origin. It is designed to provide “a testament to the heroism and triumphs that families and individuals experienced in coming to America for the first time.”
In March 1989, nearly 68 years after his arrival, the children, grandchildren and great grandchildren of Mowsza Ajzenberg, who came to be known as Morris Eisenberg, contributed to the foundation to honor their father, grandfather, and great grandfather. His name is now permanently registered on “Wall of Honor.” The inscription reads: