Unconditional Surrender (sculpture) - Sarasota, Florida, USA.
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita
N 27° 20.113 W 082° 32.811
17R E 346975 N 3024513
Quick Description: Giant sculpture featuring a 25 feet tall American Sailor, kissing a Nurse. This impressive Aluminium sculpture located alongside the Tamiami Trail near the Bayfront in Sarasota, Florida.
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 11/21/2014 2:47:15 PM
Waymark Code: WMMXTJ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
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Long Description:
Located along the Sarasota Bayfront, parking lot, alongside US41/The Tamiami Trail stands the Unconditional Surrender Sculpture. An iconic scene from newspaper headlines following the end of World War II. The 25 feet tall Sailor kissing his beloved. Be sure to snap a shot of you and your loved one recreating the scene while the original couple does the same behind you.

"George, the sailor, was on leave and had a first date with a cousin to his new brother-in-law. He had met Rita at a BBQ a few weeks before and said he thought he fell in love with her the first time he saw her. The couple went to the theater. During the movie people starting banging on the doors from the streets. The war is over! The Japanese have surrendered!

With the news the couple ran out to Times Square. George caught glimpse of what he thought was a nurse, grabbed her, and kissed her...with Rita overlooking. George said he thought so much of the nurses he had seen take care of his fellow wounded that he grabbed her instinctively. The "nurse" was dental hygienist Greta, who had left the office to see Times Square since hearing the news of the war's end. when a man grabbed her, dipped her and kissed her!

None of the three knew of the photo nor did they speak of the incident until 1980 issue of Life ran the photo again, 35 years later! Now you know the rest of the story!" text Source: (visit link)
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