Monday, November 11, 2013

Photo: Veterans Day Statue Rolling Down the Highway

Today is Veterans Day, so I am showing this iPhone photo taken while driving on Interstate 10 between Tucson and Phoenix.

You can imagine the surprise at seeing a flatbed tractor-trailer pulling a giant statue.  Upon a second glance, it revealed itself to be a statue that recreates the famous photograph of a sailor kissing a nurse to celebrate the news of the end of World War II.

The photo below shows the sign that accompanies the statue and that references a website that explains it.
On Veterans Day, I should give a special commendation to my brother-in-law and sister-in-law, both of whom are dedicated professionals helping veterans.  He is a clinical psychologist and she is a social worker at a VA hospital in Minnesota.

I should also commend my late father-in-law, a career naval officer, beginning with serving in the South Pacific during World War II, and my uncle, a career army officer and Vietnam veteran.

This week we are showing photos of the street cathedral and street scenes of Grenada, Nicaragua, posted on our Viva la Voyage travel photo site.

1 comment: said...

This is an unusual and fitting photo for Veterans Day. It also shows the impact of photography. A photographer's click of a brief moment nearly 60 years ago has been immortalized and has inspired a portable statue rolling down the freeway in 2013.

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