An Israeli tank, a combat veteran of the `73 Yom Kippur War that threatened Israeli’s survival, will be dedicated at the Museum of American Armor on the eve of the Jewish high holidays
On the eve of the Jewish high holidays an Israeli M48 tank that defended the State of Israel during the dark days of the 1973 Yom Kippur War will be dedicated on Tuesday, September 23rd at 2:00 p.m. at the Museum of American Armor, 1303 Round Swamp Road, Old Bethpage Village Restoration, Old Bethpage, Long Island.
Among those participating in the dedication program will be Congressman Steve Israel, Consul General of Israel in New York Ambassador Ido Aharoni, combat veterans of the Israeli Defense Forces, Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano and Assemblyman Charles Lavine.
This tank was built by the U.S and transferred to Jordan in the 1960s. Captured by the Israelis in the 1967 Arab-Israeli conflict it was then deployed during the devastating `73 Yom Kippur conflict when Egyptian forces attacked along the Suez Canal. This particular vehicle crossed the Canal and succeeded in attacking Arab forces from the rear before it was knocked out and left in Egypt. It was eventually purchased by a collector who brought it to the United States before being acquired by a philanthropist for display at the Museum of American Armor to remind visitors of the sacrifices often demanded in the defense of democracy.
The Museum of American Armor enjoys an alliance with the American Airpower Museum, the Cradle of Aviation and Collings Foundation.
What: Dedication of Israeli tank that helped save Israel during the desperate days of the `73 Yom Kippur War
When: Eve of Jewish high holidays, Tuesday, September 23rd at 2:00 p.m.
Where: Museum of American Armor, 1303 Round Swamp Road, Old Bethpage Village Restoration
Who: Congressman Steve Israel, Consul General of Israel in New York Ambassador Ido Aharoni, County Executive Mangano, Assemblyman Lavine and an IDF military reservist