UNCONDITIONAL SURRENDER STATUE SURRENDERS TO MERCEDES

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Real Estate Agent with Re/Max Professional Associates 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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Peter Preston-Thomas
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Aw - no photo of the car with the statue?  I'm sure I can Google it.  Interesting story.  I expect the sculptor may rise to the challenge if given a deadline of August.

Apr 28, 2012 07:07 AM #1
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I saw a documentary or movie where this was displayed signaling the end of the war....It is a potent statement and is appropriate as a contrast...the opposite of war or killing.....a couple of people sharing a moment of intimacy

Apr 28, 2012 07:08 AM #2
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Conrad Allen
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Sorry Peter.  The picture is now in.

It is a great symbol Richie.

 

Apr 28, 2012 07:40 AM #3
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Edward & Celia Maddox
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Thanks for sharing, very interesting.  Hope it gets fixed...

Apr 28, 2012 07:51 AM #4
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Conrad Allen
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Me too.  Thanks

Apr 28, 2012 10:37 AM #5
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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?

Apr 29, 2012 03:33 AM #6
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Conrad Allen
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I have no idea but you can't miss it Joe.

Apr 29, 2012 03:42 AM #7
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Lisa Von Domek
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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!

Apr 29, 2012 03:46 AM #8
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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.

Apr 29, 2012 04:00 AM #9
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