Jakes Grandfather is going to swear allegiance to the USA at a ceremony in front of the statue of liberty. However Mystique is sent by Prime Evil to spoil the ceremony.
Did You Know?
Statue of Liberty was the first script written for this series. The five part story that introduces the characters wasn't written until halfway through production. See more
The Statue of Liberty is US federal property - it is a National Monument administered by the National Park Service. Therefore, it should have been the President of the United States, not the Mayor of New York City, presiding over the re-dedication ceremonies. (Incidentally, the "real" re-dedication occurred two months before this episode aired, and was presided over by then-President Ronald Reagan.) See more
[during moral segment
So remember: books, building and statues are all pretty important, but freedom and justice come from our hearts and our spirits. As long as we all believe in them and work for them, they'll last forever, right?