Found in Riverside Park this tank was donated by the South Alberta Light Horse in 1967. As the plaque on the tank acknowledges, it serves as a memorial for those who served in WW2 and those who used this machine.
This tank has been a permanent fixture in Riverside all of my life, and I'm sure many others share similar memories of climbing all over it as a kid. The tank and vintage trains, not to mention the park itself, have long been notable attractions for anyone visiting the downtown core. I may not have understood the significance as a child, but as an adult I'm glad that this Sherman Tank memorial exists and still serves as a proud example of our communities small role in a profound history.
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