UNCONDITIONAL SURRENDER STATUE SURRENDERS TO MERCEDES

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Real Estate Agent with Re/Max Professional Asociates 74203

I didn't know the name of the statue.  It was always the sailor kissing the nurse.  The 26 foot tall statue is now laying on its side along Rt. 41 in Sarasota, Florida.  A Mercedes E350 sedan hit it and knocked out a three foot hole in the sailor's foot.

The car and statute were left together for hours making for a real head turner.  Officials were afraid that if they moved the car the statue would fall down further damaging it.

The statue will be sent back to New Jersey where the sculptor will do the repairs.  The big question is will it be back in time for the 67th anniversary, August 14, of V-J Day.

It was strange to see it when it was first displayed on the bay front.  Now it is going to be strange not seeing it.

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Rainmaker
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Conrad Allen
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Me too.  Thanks

April 28, 2012 10:37 AM
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Joe Petrowsky
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Cars sure find a lot of stuff to run into or should I say, drives. I wonder why they made that statue as tall as it is?

April 29, 2012 03:33 AM
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Conrad Allen
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I have no idea but you can't miss it Joe.

April 29, 2012 03:42 AM
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Lisa Von Domek
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Lisa Von Domek & Associates LLC, Real Estate Broker/Associate with Real Living Real Estate Group www.LisaVon.com

Good morning Conrad,

My fingers are crossed that the statue is back for the Anniversary...and I hope the driver of the car was not seriously injured!

April 29, 2012 03:46 AM
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Conrad Allen
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She wasn't Lisa.  Apparently the 62 year old woman had gotten some kind of injection that she had a bad reaction to.  The result was a pain in the foot to the sailor.

April 29, 2012 04:00 AM
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