- Associated Press - Monday, June 20, 2016

ROYAL OAK, Mich. (AP) - A massive sculpture honoring a photograph of a kiss in Times Square that captured New York’s celebration as World War II ended is visiting a Detroit suburb as part of efforts to raise money for war memorial.

The 25-foot-tall sculpture by Seward Johnson that’s being installed Monday in Royal Oak is one of several in the U.S. and Europe that have drawn large numbers of sightseers.

The Detroit News reports the sculpture titled “Embracing Peace” will stay for six months.

The Michigan World War II Legacy Memorial group was involved in bringing the sculpture to Michigan. Efforts are ongoing to raise $3 million for the Michigan memorial, which is planned for Memorial Park. Plans call for an amphitheater and interactive displays.

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