Iconic Statue in Sarasota Vandalized with #MeToo, One Day After WWII Sailor Dies
Liberals can’t let anything about America alone. Fox reported that someone vandalized the Iconic “Unconditional Surrender” or “The Kiss” statue in Sarasota, Florida. They wrote #MeToo on the leg of the woman. The vandalism occurred just one day after George Mendonsa, the sailor who kissed the woman, died in Rhode Island at the age of 96.
“There was no available surveillance video in the area that captured the incident. There are no known witnesses. It’s believed the incident occurred on Monday, February 18, 2019, between the mid-afternoon and evening hours, however, it is unknown exactly what time.” Sarasota police
Rick Ferran lives in Sarasota, so he went down to the statue to talk to us about the vandalism. By the time he got there, the city had already cleaned up the damage- police estimated it at $1,000.
The Kiss photo, Unconditional Surrender the Statue
Though Greta didn’t particularly want to be kissed, she understood the reason for it. It was the day Japan surrendered, and the news marked the end of a long and bloody world war. George was so happy to hear about the end of the war, he grabbed her and kissed her. They were in Times Square when it happened, and people had flooded into the square in celebration. They just happened to be caught in the camera lens of Alfred Eisenstaedt.
She knew it wasn’t a romantic kiss, but a celebratory one. Both parties married others, and were never in a relationship.
George Mendonsa served on a Destroyer during the war and happened to be in New York on leave when the news was announced.
“I saw what those nurses did that day when we had the wounded on my ship and we put the wounded on the hospital ship. And of course, I saw what those nurses did that day and now back in Times Square the war ends, a few drinks, so I grabbed the nurse.” George Mendonsa as stated by Fox News
None of us thought less of George for kissing that lovely lady in celebration of the end of the war. In fact, we love the photo and the statue. It’s a picture of joy.
Featured photo: screenshot via Fox News