Unconditional Surrender



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Location: Mole Park, San Diego Harbor, San Diego, California, USA

Sculpture by: J. Seward Johnson, aluminum, 2005

From navy.mil:
“Unconditional Surrender,” a 25-foot, 6,000 pound statue by world-renowned artist J. Seward Johnson commemorating a famous World War II photo was unveiled Feb. 10 at Mole Park in San Diego… (it is) a three-dimensional interpretation of a photo taken by Alfred Eisenstaedt of a sailor kissing a nurse in Times Square, New York City on Aug. 14, 1945, following the announcement of V-J Day…

“This photo and statue still moves me to this day,” said former USS Pennsylvania (BB-38) Sailor Arthur A. Kowalski. “It’s nice to know that people haven’t forgotten about that moment in history. This moment is so precious and can never be duplicated.”

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