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World War II Weekend at The Museum of American Armor will Observe the 80th Anniversary of the Sherman tank

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The 80th anniversary of the iconic Sherman tank that spearheaded America’s liberation of Europe will be the featured armor vehicle during this year’s World War II Encampment Weekend at the Museum of American Armor inside Old Bethpage Village Restoration, 1303 Round Swamp Road, Old Bethpage, Long Island, on Saturday June 11 and Sunday June 12, between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.
The Armor Museum has put out an “All Points Bulletin” for Sherman tank veterans to join the Armor Museum in observing the milestone anniversary and participating in an oral histories project that memorializes their experiences.
In addition to the Sherman, the weekend will feature military reenactments presented by the Long Island Living History Association (LILHA) and a parade of operational armor vehicles that comprise the museum’s extensive collection.
The Armor Museum’s founder and president Lawrence Kadish stated, “The Armor Museum continues to offer a powerful presentation that keeps alive the legacy of our nation’s military and the gift of freedom they have given all of us.”
Michael Sapraicone, Senior Armor Museum Trustee said, “This museum is a unique commitment by public and private sectors to preserve and present a seminal chapter in the history of our world that is still defining current events around the world.”
Admission is $15 adults; $12 children 5 – 12 (under 5 are free); and $12 seniors, (60+) volunteer firefighters and veterans (Please provide ID).  Tickets are available at the gate or at www.oldbethpagevillagerestoration.org/tickets.
World War II Weekend is sponsored in part by Squad Security, Bethpage Federal Credit Union, PSEG Long Island, and Polimeni International. For more Armor information, go to www.museumofamericanarmor.org or friend them on Facebook.

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