Sixty-five years ago on Aug. 14, New Yorkers gathered in Times Square to celebrate the surrender of Japan. On that day, photojournalist Alfred Eisenstaedt captured what may be the most famous kiss in history.

V-J Day was a unique moment in time. Cameras were abundant enough to preserve events like spontaneous celebrations, and people were not so wary as to turn away the kiss of a stranger. We were all Americans, and we'd defeated the enemy.