VINCENNES, Ind. (WTHI)- The community turned out to the Highland Woods Community Center Thursday night. It was to celebrate the Indiana Military Museum's newest addition. It’s a project museum curator Jim Osborne is very proud of.
"It means that we are one of a very few museums in the whole country that has one of these. There's only 20 of these in existence now," said Osborne.
For over 18 months they restored this world war one tank. That's everything from the track pads to the gun inside. They unveiled it as part as the world war one centennial.
Hundreds of community members attended the event. Ranging from veterans to public officials. The guest speaker was George Patton Waters. He is the grandson of the well-known General George Patton.
It was designed to the smallest detail to resemble the tank General Patton commanded in world war one. His grandson is happy to see so much support from the community.
"It’s amazing what this community has done for the military and the remembrance or the legacy of all these guys that serve," said Waters.
The museum hopes to continue restoring more pieces of history for many years to come. If you'd like to donate to the Indiana Military Museum or to learn more call (812)882-1941 or go to their website at https://indymilitary.com.