FAMOUS STATUE OF SAILOR KISSING NURSE VANDALIZED WITH #METOO STATEMENT

The Daily Caller | 8/14/1945 | Staff
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Vandals covered a statue in Florida depicting the iconic photograph commemorating the end of World War II in red paint Tuesday, spraying #MeToo across the memorial.

Sarasota’s statue of the “The Kiss” remembers one of the most famous photographs of the 20th century. The picture photographed by Alfred Eisenstaedt shows war veteran George Mendonsa kissing Greta Zimmer Friedman in Times Square on Aug. 14, 1945, the day Japan surrendered to the U.S.

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Police have not discovered who is responsible for the vandalism.

Mendonsa died Sunday, only two days before his 96th birthday, according to CNN.

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Friedman and Mendonsa did not know each other before they kissed. “The excitement of the war bein’ over, plus I had a few drinks,” Mendonsa said, CBS reported in a separate...
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