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Kissing Sailor Scheduled To Depart

Okay, i'm back, this time, with my husband and his comments:

Hello Pincus: I don't know where you get your information and think that your comments about that statue are way out of line for this simple reason: The military history of this town goes way back to the early days... the early 1900's. The military came to san diego and set up shop here. It was vital to its economy and i think that most people would agree with me that that statue is in a great place, representing SanDiego and its important military service. (most of the native population here have a military background... going back generations.) If anything, i thnk they should remove YOU!. Art critic my a$$.

January 7, 2012 at 3:20 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kissing Sailor Scheduled To Depart

Wow, the hate is overwhelming. Granted, it is not the iconic photo, but the intent was to be a homage. In that case, it succeeds. If it weren't for this incredibly large sculpture, the majority of people today under the age of 40 (at the very oldest) would be completely unaware of the photo. In addition, the post from the gentleman, above, about using it as a tool for discussion with his grandchildren also justifies it. My husband, native san diegan and over 50 btw, didn't know the story of the original photo. He just thought this was a cool statue. i told him the story, pulled up the information online and voila, another soul enlightened.

January 7, 2012 at 3:08 p.m. ( | suggest removal )