The iconic kiss makes a stop in Louisville

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by Tyler Druin

WHAS11.com

Posted on May 25, 2012 at 8:48 PM

Updated Friday, May 25 at 9:32 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS) -- Residents at Atria Stoneybrook got a special surprise when an iconic statue stopped by.
  
It's a six foot statue of the Times Square photo of a sailor and nurse celebrating the official end of World War II with a passionate embrace.

It was brought to Louisville by the group "Spirit of '45” as part of a cross country tour. Organizers say the statue represents a bittersweet moment for most people from that era.

Robert Corpus of “Spirit of ‘45” said “Happy that the war was over, but saddened that so many were not coming home. Some 400,000 service men and woman were not coming home. So we're taking this stop and the next couple days to really remember those folks during World War II who didn't come back and whose faces have been forever lost.”

The statue's cross country tour started in California and will end Monday in Washington DC where the statue will be part of the Memorial Day Parade.

Click here to visit the website of Spirit of 45.

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