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Unconditional Surrender Statue Involved in the #MeToo Movement

Sarasota, FL, United States
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I was unaware that Sarasota, Fl had a large Unconditional Surrender Statue in town until a recent trip there. My family was staying at the Westin and the statue was just across the street. My youngest child loves statues for some reason so his little mind was blown by this 25 foot replica. Sarasota was actually the home of the first Unconditional Surrender Statue which was made from styrofoam in 2005 (it has since been replaced with a bronze version). Like many statues today, this one is not without controversy. Some people did not like the idea of this being placed right next to the bay for aesthetic reasons. It was also involved in the #MeToo movement and has been vandalized. Apparently the people in the picture that the statue was created from did not know each other. I always assumed they were a couple.
Story Details

For kids

Bayfront Park
Bayfront Park is nearby the statue and is also worth a visit if traveling with kids


The Westin Sarasota
We stayed at the Westin which is just a short walk to the sculpture

Points of interest

The Unconditional Surrender statue is worthing stopping for a picture if in Sarasota
Breaking Wave Coffee
I passed the Unconditional Surrender Sculpture every morning between the coffee shop and the park
Unconditional Surrender Sculpture
The Unconditional Surrender Statue is located by the waterfront in Sarasota and is worth a quick stop


Oleary's Tiki Bar & Grill
O'Leary's Tiki Bar and Grill is another good restaurant choice if visiting the statue
Marina Jacks
Marina Jacks is the closest restaurant to the statue and is a good spot for lunch

On The Map


by gefe57


There is an Unconditional Surrender statue in Civitavecchia, Italy, I never expected that (I saw it online). We will visit it in October before our Greek Isles cruise and will definitely do a story on it.

by webbie20bb


That sounds like a nice trip. I wonder why they would put one there? I’ll wait for your story to find out haha.