Wednesday, August 18, 2010

"Pucker Up For Peace" Celebrates 65th Anniversary of the end of War & the most famous kiss in history

Photo: Denise Vasquez ©2010

On August 14th, 1945

President Truman announced

That Japan had surrendered 

This was the day World War 2 came to an end 

And peace began! 

As soon as the news broke, people began celebrating! 

On that day, a photo capturing a kiss between a sailor (name unknown) 

And a nurse (Edith Shain) became an iconic image 

The famous photo was captured 

By photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt

And was published a week later in Life magazine

Sixty Five years later...

An enormous, beautiful, twenty six foot statue 

“Unconditional Surrender”

Replica of the kiss

Created by artist Seward Johnson

Was placed on the very location 

Where the kiss took place and the photo was captured 

In New York City on 45th Street on Broadway & 7th Ave

People gathered from around the world 

To participate in “Pucker Up For Peace”

A reenactment of the most famous kiss in history

To help celebrate the 65th Anniversary, August 14th, 2010

To learn more about artist Seward Johnson

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PeAce LoVe aRt & sOuL
Denise Vasquez 

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