Kissing The War Goodbye
Come join us on “Spirit of ’45 Day,” Sunday, August 14 at 1:00 (the Sunday before Dream Cruise) as we re-enact the kiss that marked the end of WWII.
The event is at Memorial Park, the future home of The Michigan WWII Legacy Memorial, on the northeast corner of Woodward Avenue and 13 Mile Road, Royal Oak.
We need both kissers and cheering onlookers to surround Seward Johnson’s massive 25′ portrayal of that famous moment. Dressing up is encouraged, but not required.
See to the right what this looked like last year in Times Square.
1:00 Gates Open
1:30 Brief Remarks on Baseball Diamond
(limited seating available)
2:00 Commence Kissing
The event will also feature:
- Free limited edition Certificates of Participation
- T-Shirts, pins and hats for sale
- 25% discount on “Walk of Honor” bricks
- Veterans, Rosies and re-enactors to pose for pictures.
Please bring seating to ensure your comfort as needed.
Click here for a printable flyer about this event.
Click here to view the Facebook event page and indicate you are going and help spread the word.
Click here to learn more about the installation of Embracing Peace.
This event is free and open to the public.
Click here for information on other Spirit of ’45 activities.
Click here to see the media coverage for this event.
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 and on Coolidge Highway. Click here for a map.
Even if you can’t participate in this event, 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.
Embracing Peace by Seward Johnson ©2004, 2005 The Seward Johnson Atelier, Inc. sewardjohnsonatelier.org, Photos by Russell Levine, Carl Deal III, Russell Levine