Times Square Statue Honors V-J Day Kiss
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Known to many simply as "The Kiss," an iconic V-J Day smooch is now remembered in Times Square.
A 26-feet-tall statute of a sailor kissing a nurse was installed on 44th Street and Broadway. It is a recreation of the famous Life Magazine photograph by Alfred Eisenstaedt that became a symbol of the celebration of the end of World War II.
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Edith Shain, the nurse depicted in the photograph, died in June at age 91.
The Times Square Alliance is hosting a mass reenactment of the kiss as part of "National Spirit of '45 Day" on Saturday.
The day-long event marks the 65th anniversary of the Japanese surrender to the Allied forces in 1945.