Nassau County Legislator Arnold W. Drucker (D-Plainview) joined with leaders of the Museum of American Armor on Thursday, Nov. 10 to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the Sherman Tank – an iconic component of America’s “arsenal of democracy” that was instrumental in turning the tide of the war for the Allies.
Among those in attendance at the event were Sherman tanker veterans who were among the GIs who operated the approximately 50,000 Sherman tanks that were used in World War II.
“It was truly humbling to be in the presence of remarkable individuals whose valor was instrumental in rescuing the world from the evil clutches of the Nazis,” Legislator Drucker said. “These men and countless others risked everything, and in so many cases gave their lives, in pursuit of victory in World War II, and they are the embodiment of what it means to be a part of the Greatest Generation. May our appreciation for their service live on eternally in our hearts.”