Crown Point, Indiana: 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."
Address:
1313 E. North St., Crown Point, IN
Directions:
East of downtown. From US Hwy 231/E. Joliet St. turn north at the stoplight onto S. Indiana Ave. Drive north to the next stoplight. Turn right onto E. North St. Drive to the next stoplight. Turn right onto Bulldog Blvd, into the Legacy Fields Sportsplex. You'll see the Giant Kissers near the main entrance.
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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]

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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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This is now directly in front of the Custom House steps.

[Stef, 05/24/2017]

Sailor kissing nurse.

Giant Statue, End of WWII Kiss

Remember the photograph of the sailor kissing the nurse to celebrate the end of World War II? It's been re-created in a big way, as a 25-foot-tall statue. The statue is one of four by artist Seward Johnson. I've read that this placement [in Royal Oak, Michigan] is temporary, to raise funds for the Michigan World War II Legacy Memorial.

[Nick Plaskon, 09/22/2016]

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25-Foot-Tall Giant Kissers

Temporary installation [in Royal Oak, Michigan] on display until December 2016. Parking available at nearby Walgreens. Do not park in lot beside statue, it will block the fire lane and the firemen will make you move, or tow your car. It's a great stop!

[Tara, 07/11/2016]

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