Veterans Day Weekend to be observed at armor museum with the rollout of U.S. Marines amphibious assault tank to honor all who have served in America’s military
To mark Veterans Day Weekend, on Saturday, November 12 and Sunday November 13, between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. The Museum of American Armor at Old Bethpage Village Restoration, 1303 Round Swamp Road, Old Bethpage, will unveil its rare amphibious assault tank used by U.S. Marines during World War II to liberate Japanese held islands across the Pacific. The LVT (Landing Vehicle Tank) will be joined in the field by a Stuart tank and other vehicles used by the Marines during its hard won campaigns during World War II.
Other armor on display will be a Cold War M48 Patton tank, a Sherman tank, the equally rare Dragon Wagon recovery vehicle as halftracks and other military vehicles. The program is made possible, in part, through the support of Bethpage Federal Credit Union and Stop & Shop Supermarkets.
Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano is inviting the public as well as all veterans, families and friends to this unique event and looks forward to welcoming the families of veterans who served as a means of recognizing the heroes among us.
The Museum of American Armor, 1303 Round Swamp Road, Old Bethpage, is inside the grounds of Old Bethpage Village Restoration and is open year around, Wednesday through Sunday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Admission donations are $10 for adults, $7 for seniors, veterans and children.