Skip to comments.Florida WWII statue to stay at Sarasota Bayfront after GOP congressman intervenes
Posted on 09/17/2020 2:28:32 AM PDT by USA Conservative
25-foot 'Unconditional Surrender' sculpture depicts an iconic photograph taken in Times Square in Aug. 14, 1945 A controversial statue of a Navy sailor kissing a dental assistant to celebrate the Allies' World War II victory over Japan can stay in a Florida city where officials considered removing it.
Sarasota City Manager Tom Barwin just told me the Unconditional Surrender statue will remain at the Bayfront, Florida GOP congressman Vern Buchanan said in a statement Tuesday. Thats what the people of our community wanted overwhelmingly.
Buchanan urged local officials to leave the statue last week, as they mulled either moving it or taking it down entirely.
The 25-foot Unconditional Surrender sculpture depicts an iconic photograph taken in Times Square in Aug. 14, 1945, showing George Mendonsa kissing Greta Zimmer Friedman, a dental assistant. They had never met, and in an interview decades after the famous encounter, Friedman said it wasnt her choice to be kissed.
Vandals spray-painted #MeToo on the sculpture, shortly after Mendonsas death in 2019. Friedman died in 2016.
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That statue is also adjacent to the USS Midway museum in San Diego.
Iconic photograph, pop art statue. I thought it was a bit on the kitschy side of the scale.
These low life communist pigs will never know honor,courage and pride in a concept called America. I can only dream of the thrill and relief that people would feel after winning a war that almost ended our civilization. Now we are at the beginning of having to rid ourselves of an even greater threat to America. The enemy within.
Looks somewhat like a very small statue of a little man. A sailor and a nurse seem to have decided to make out next to the little statue.
#MeToo is fizzled out now that Bidden is the nominee.
I know that statue well!
I saw the same statue at the British Portsmouth Naval Yard last year.
Everything’s “controversial” if the Left says so. 80% of Americans can love Mt. Rushmore with another 15% being apathetic about it, but as long as a few whiny white liberals are out there complaining, the mainstream media will depict it as half-vs.-half struggle.
Holy upskirts, Batman, you don’t suppose ...
When I visited San Diego with my sweetheart...I like the little girl in the background...:)
Scumbag community organizers, communists, and Democrats in general can go pound sand.
I always thought it was a little cheesy but never offensive.
“#MeToo is fizzled out now that Bidden is the nominee.”
It will be back with a vengeance after the election, no matter who wins.
I keep it on my desk...:)
Just another attempt by the. left to completely erase and then re-write American history.
>> ... kissing Greta Zimmer Friedman... in an interview decades after the famous encounter, Friedman said it wasnt her choice to be kissed.
Hmmmmm ... 15 year old Jewish girl from Austria. Escapes. Parents killed in the concentration camps. Marries a nice Jewish boy - a doctor. A veteran to boot. Lives free the rest of her life as an American. Buried at Arlington.
“wasnt her choice to be kissed”
Care to take bets as to how many questions it took a left wing reporter to get that response? (Probably ignored were answers like “we were all just caught up in celebrating”, “he was with his girlfriend; this was just a spur of the moment thing”, “We both laughed and smiled; never saw him again”.)
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