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Edith Shain
A Real American Patriot
1918-2010
Edith Shain - A Real American Patriot  

Edith Shain was a much-appreciated member of the Reel Cowboys, and we were honored to have her in our organization.

Rest in Peace; You will be missed.

Here is a snippet from a 2010 New York Times article, written by Richard Goldstein.


On the 60th anniversary of Japan’s surrender, in 2005, the Times Square Alliance welcomed Mrs. Shain to its commemoration of that frenzied August day in 1945, when strangers were hugging and kissing everywhere in the throngs that came to Times Square to celebrate the war’s end.

Wearing sneakers and a nurse’s uniform, Mrs. Shain re-enacted the moment captured by Life’s renowned photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt. Many men have claimed to be the sailor who bestowed the kiss.

“The happiness was indescribable,” Mrs. Shain said of the original V-J Day celebration. “It was a very long kiss.” [ read more ]

 

 
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