OLD BETHPAGE, N.Y., April 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- On Saturday, April 25th at 11:00 a.m., the Museum of American Armor, 1303 Round Swamp Road, Old Bethpage, New York will observe the 70th anniversary of the historic World War II linkup between Soviet and American military forces fighting the Nazi Reich along the River Elbe inside Germany.
Colonel Maxim V. Bykov, the Russian Federation's Acting Defense Attache posted in their Washington Embassy, will offer the keynote address during which time World War II Soviet and American veterans will be present, a recreation of the linkup will be staged by living historians, and prayers will be said for those who lost their lives during World War II.
The armor museum will note that this anniversary program is believed to be the only one of its kind in the United States and, while it being conducted at a time when relations between the United States and today's Russia are marked by disagreements and diplomatic disputes; when the future of the world literally hung in the balance, the United States and the Soviet Union stood as one against a foe of unimaginable evil.
The Museum of American Armor sits within a multi-million dollar 25,000 square foot building inside Nassau County's Old Bethpage Village Restoration. It presents some 30 operational military vehicles that periodically take to the woods and paths of the adjacent park, replicating Europe, 1944.
SOURCE Museum of American Armor