Honoring our Veterans at the Matzner Tank Pavilion

This Veteran’s Day, Harold wants to honor all those who have served to protect our great country.  Our brave veterans are one of the many causes close to Harold’s heart. 

On Veteran’s Day in 2017, the Matzner Tank Pavilion opened at the General Patton Museum, featuring a collection of tanks and armored vehicles, from Patton’s era and later. For the past five years, the Matzner Tank Pavilion has welcomed visitors to view its vehicles–from three World War II operating tanks, to a 2 1/2 ton Cadillac, a Japanese Artillery Gun, to a M-60 turret. You can even climb inside the drivers compartment of that M-60 tank!

Located about an hour east of Palm Springs in Chiriaco Summit, California, the General Patton Museum aims to promote peace by honoring the service and sacrifice of America’s veterans while educating the public on modern U.S. military history through the preservation and interpretation of artifacts from the major conflicts of the 20th and 21st centuries.  “The museum’s primary mission is to preserve military history. According to Executive Director Michael Ables, ‘Yes, it’s about General Patton but it’s about WWI, and WWII, and all the men and women who’ve served our country.’” The museum is open 7 days a week from 9:30am to 4:30pm so you can visit the Matzner Tank Pavilion and their other excellent exhibits.

Learn more at https://generalpattonmuseum.com/exhibits/matzner-tank-pavilion/.