Tuesday, August 21, 2007

kilroy was here!

There are many legends regarding the origin of the phrase and doodle "Kilroy was here." We found this one stamped on the World War II Monument.

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Blogger Kate said...

It's been years since I have seen any reference to Kilroy. Fun!!

6:05 PM  
Blogger Rambling Round said...

I had forgotten about Kilroy. Even school kids doodled Kilroy.

6:35 PM  
Blogger Gail's Man said...

It's also the title of a rather good Styx album about robots and the future.

12:00 AM  
Blogger Restaurant Gal said...

Ha! I'd forgotten about him, too.

11:57 AM  
Blogger Jenni said...

we doodled kilroy many many years after WWII =)

When I first saw it, I thought it was graffiti!

3:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We've been there - isn't it beautiful (didn't go in the heat)? Totally missed Kilroy. Where is he there? Tammi

5:50 PM  
Blogger Jenni said...

Kilroy is over on the side of the monument near freedom wall with the stars & fountain. It's kind of hidden. There is a spot that looks almost like a service entrance or something on either side of the water outside of the monument on the reflecting pool side. I'll try to take better shots of that because I don't know how helpful that explanation really is....

5:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am the mother of the stonecarver that carved Kilroy onto the WWII. It's a fun thing to find, and yes-it is very well hidden.
-dollydeb (proud momma of a stonecarver)

7:21 AM  
Blogger Jenni said...

what an honor to have the proud momma visit my blog! =)

it is well hidden... just like a little graphiti treat... it's a pleasant surprise to discover!!! =)

7:26 AM  

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