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'Times Square Kiss' sculpture goes on display
ALAMEDA, Calif. (KGO) -- One of the most famous pictures ever taken is coming to life.
A sculpture of the famous "Times Square Kiss" was put on display Friday at the USS Hornet Museum in Alameda. It is a reproduction of the 25-foot statue that temporarily stood in New York's Times Square for an anniversary of the event in August 2010, where the iconic photograph was taken on VJ Day -- Aug. 14, 1945 -- as the U.S. celebrated the end of World War II.
A moment fondly remembered by what came to be known as "the greatest generation."
You can see the 6-foot sculpture on the Hornet this weekend and it will be on display at Pier 45 in San Francisco on Aug. 6 and 7.
It's touring the country to promote the second Sunday in August as "Spirit of 45 Day" to honor the greatest generation.
alameda, new york, east bay news, don sanchez
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