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Couple re-enact historic kiss for VJ Day

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08-16-2014 19:53 BJT

Friday was VJ Day, a day that marks the surrender of Japan to the allies, and the final end to World War Two. One of the most famous photos of that day was of a sailor kissing a nurse in New York's Times Square. 

69 years on from that famous day, a World War Two veteran and his wife re-enacted the famous embrace. Sydnor Thompson and his bride of 67 years, Harriette, reproduced the historic kiss, next to a six-foot tall replica statue of the famous photograph, called "Say Goodbye to War". The hour-long event in Times Square marked the start of a year-long campaign to boost awareness of VJ , leading up to the 70th anniversary next year. 

Couple re-enact historic kiss for VJ Day

Couple re-enact historic kiss for VJ Day

Couple re-enact historic kiss for VJ Day

Couple re-enact historic kiss for VJ Day

 

A six-foot statue reenacting the Times Square Kiss photo, taken by Alfred Eisenstaedt, is stands in in Times Square after its unveiling to mark the 69-Anniversary of the end of World War Two and victory over Japan on August 14, 2014 in New York City.

A six-foot statue reenacting the Times Square Kiss photo, taken by Alfred Eisenstaedt,
is stands in in Times Square after its unveiling to mark the 69-Anniversary of the end of
World War Two and victory over Japan on August 14, 2014 in New York City.

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