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"The Kiss" to highlight WWII memories weekend

On Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 13 and 14, from noon to 5 p.m. an event in San Jose will honor veterans of World War II, including a convoy of contemporary military vehicles and a 6-foot bronze statue of "The Kiss," the famous photo of a sailor kissing a nurse in Times Square on the day the war ended.

Edith Shain, the nurse in the photo and an active campaigner for the Spirit of '45, will be given a tribute and dedication at Kelley Park at 1650 Senter Road in San Jose.

The weekend will include live big band music, swing dancing, a 1940's era flea market, a car show, exhibits and children's activities.

Go to this link for more information on the weekend activities or call Laura Jimenez on her cell phone at (408) 966-9040 or in her office at (408) 918-1042.

To view the photo of The Kiss, go to this link.

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Posted by Mark
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on Aug 18, 2011 at 11:40 am

That truly was a great picture, and it sounds like a fun event!

For all of you WWII buffs out there such as yours truly, I just got a free chapter of an upcoming book about Omar Bradley. It's really interesting so far. Heres a link if you feel like checking it out-
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