I didn't know the name of the statue. It was always the sailor kissing the nurse. The 26 foot tall statue is now laying on its side along Rt. 41 in Sarasota, Florida. A Mercedes E350 sedan hit it and knocked out a three foot hole in the sailor's foot.
The car and statute were left together for hours making for a real head turner. Officials were afraid that if they moved the car the statue would fall down further damaging it.
The statue will be sent back to New Jersey where the sculptor will do the repairs. The big question is will it be back in time for the 67th anniversary, August 14, of V-J Day.
It was strange to see it when it was first displayed on the bay front. Now it is going to be strange not seeing it.