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Historic tank moved for restoration

A central Kentucky landmark was on the move Monday.

A 1950's era tank was removed from its place in Garrard City Park in Paris Monday morning.

It will be restored to its original condition, and presented to the U.S. Army Cadet Corps headquarters in Millersburg on the Fourth of July.

Officials say the tank will be an important addition to the headquarters.

"For young people to see this piece of history and what it symbolizes, those that have worn the uniform long before me, long before them, it's incredible," Col. Joseph M. Land, of the U.S. Army Cadet Corps, said. "We don't do a real good job today as a society of passing our history and our heritage on to young people and I believe that's part of what this is all about."

Whayne Supply Company donated the equipment and manpower needed to move the tank.

The company will also restore the tank free of charge at its Ashland location.


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