25’ Sailor and Nurse Seen Kissing in Memorial Park
On Monday, June 20, 2016, the dramatic Embracing Peace sculpture by renowned American artist Seward Johnson, was installed at Memorial Park at the northeast corner of Woodward Avenue and 13 Mile Road in Royal Oak, Michigan adjacent to the future home of The Michigan WWII Legacy Memorial.
Embracing Peace will be here through 2016 to call attention to our $3,000,000 fundraising campaign.
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Click here to see pictures of the installation.
Click here to see the news coverage of the installation.
Special thanks to Richard Wilson and WROK for producing this broadcast of the installation. The video also includes coverage of Kissing the War Goodbye, our event celebrating the 71st anniversary of VJ Day, the end of the war when the photo that inspired the sculpture was captured.
Please leverage your social media network on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to help build the Memorial and appear on a billboard by joining our Kiss and Tell 5 campaign. Click here for details.
We are planning many exciting events with Embracing Peace as a backdrop. Click here for details.
Click here for a copy of the “Stars and Stripes” newspaper handout about Embracing Peace.
Click here for answers to Frequently Asked Questions about Embracing Peace.
Click here for the press release announcing the arrival of Embracing Peace including quotes from the Mayor Royal Oak, the President of The Michigan WWII Legacy Memorial
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We thank The Seward Johnson Atelier for making the sculpture available. We also thank Jack and Annette Aronson of Clean Planet Foods for providing the financial support needed to bring Embracing Peace to Michigan.
Click here to learn about all the individuals and groups that made this installation happen.
When visiting Embracing Peace, please do NOT park in the fire station driveway in consideration of the fire fighters and the people of Royal Oak they serve. There is parking available to the north of the sculpture in front of the flag pole just south of Village Automotive. Click here for a map.
Embracing Peace by Seward Johnson ©2004, 2005 The Seward Johnson Atelier, Inc. www.sewardjohnsonatelier.org
Photo by Russell Levine