- Associated Press - Saturday, August 15, 2015

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - A miniature version of a statue is touring Rhode Island this weekend to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II.

The Providence Journal reports (https://bit.ly/1Jji69y) a 6-foot version of the 25-foot “Embracing Peace” statue currently visiting New York City arrived in Rhode Island Thursday.

The 600-pound bronze sculpture is based on two photographs of a famous kiss following the announcement that the war had ended.

Officials with the Rhode Island Hospice Veterans Partnership invited the famous kissing statue to bring “Spirit of ‘45” celebrations to 23 nursing facilities.

The statue will be at a ceremony scheduled Sunday afternoon at the World War II Memorial in Providence. About 100 World War II veterans are expected to attend.


Information from: The Providence Journal, https://www.providencejournal.com

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