We take it for granted that when we say to someone “see you soon”, we’re going to see them again sometime soon. This wasn’t the case during World War II, however, where friends, family and loved ones had no idea if they were ever going to be reunited with their loved ones again. And sadly, many weren’t.
These pictures serve to remind us that life is short. So don’t wait until the next special occassion to tell that special someone you love them… tell them today!
1 A Young Woman Lifts Her Feet While Embracing And Kissing A Uniformed Us Soldier At The Train Station, Connecticut, 1945
2 Korean War Goodbye Kiss, Los Angeles, Sept. 6, 1950
3 A Sailor Kissing A Nurse In New York's Times Square. This Iconic Photo Symbolizes The End Of World War II, 1945
4 American Soldiers Getting Last Kiss On Ship Before Deployment To Egypt, 1963
5 A Soldier Comes Home From War, 1940s
6 Saying Goodbye At The Train Station Before Departing To WWII
7 A Girl Climbs To Say Her Goodbye To A Soldier Going Off To Fight In World War II, 1940
8 Jean Moore Kneels And Kisses Her Fiancé, Wheelchair-Bound World War II Veteran Ralph Neppel, 1945
9 A Sailor Leans Over A Picket Fence And Lifts His Girlfriend Up For A Kiss, 1945
10 Farewell To Departing Troops At New York's Penn Station, April 1943