Graham, North Carolina: 25-Foot-Tall Giant Kissers

Modeled on a famous photo of a sailor kissing a nurse at the end of WWII. Earlier versions of this statue (in San Diego and Sarasota) are named "Unconditional Surrender." This one is more tactfully named "Embracing Peace."

Alamance Arts

213 S. Main St., Graham, NC
I-40 exit 147. Turn north onto Main St. Drive a half-mile. You'll see the statue on the left., on the lawn of the Alamance Arts building.
Here until Spring 2022. Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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The Kissers.

25-Foot-Tall Giant Kissers

Beautiful. Still in Graham in July 2021. Love this. Right off the highway on our way to Boone.

[Hillary, 07/25/2021]

Embracing Peace.

"Embracing Peace" Statue

The 25-foot-tall statue is the image of the sailor kissing a nurse in Times Square after the end of World War II. It is so lifelike and very emotional. It will be in Graham until April 20, 2020.

[Gena Spire, 10/26/2019]

Embracing Peace.

25-Foot-Tall Giant Kissers

This is located in McKee Botanical Gardens in Vero Beach. $12 admission to the gardens. There are several sculptured statues by Seward Johnson on display there also, through the end of April 2019.

[Donna, 03/24/2019]


25-Foot-Tall Giant Kissers

Iconic picture from the end of World War II has been turned into a giant sculpture.

[Stephen M Francia, 04/05/2018]


25-Foot-Tall Giant Kissers

Lots of other statues around the U.S. Custom House to see.

[Stella, 01/03/2018]

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