Saturday, November 11th, Veterans Day, 2017 will feature a century of tank technology on display between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. at the Museum of American Armor as an extremely rare World War I tank operates with World War II and contemporary tanks on museum grounds, 1303 Round Swamp Road, Old Bethpage, New York.
The 100 year old M1917 tank is on loan from the Collings Foundation of Stow, Massachusetts as the nation observes the centennial of America’s entry into World War I, and will be the lead vehicle in an armor parade on Veterans Day that includes the legendary Sherman tank of World War II and the M48 Patton tank that served during the Cold War and Vietnam.
The M1917 was of French design, built by the Americans and is considered the forerunner of every successful tank that followed for the next one hundred years. The exhibit of this historic vehicle that pays tribute to Americans who served during World War I is being made possible, in part, by underwriting grants from PSEG Long Island, Stop & Shop Supermarkets, Bethpage Federal Credit Union and Amtrust Title.
The Museum of American Armor is open Wednesday through Sunday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Admission is $12 for adults, $8 for children (5-12), seniors (60+) handicapped, volunteer firefighters (firefighters please show ID).
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