A Sherman tank has arrived for the May 14th Huron County celebration of friendship between the Netherlands and Canada.
It takes a community "pulling together" to stage a world class event such as the one that will occur in Goderich on Sunday, May 14th. A static display of vintage Canadian military vehicles will be available for viewing on Hamilton Street, adjacent to Liberation Memorial Park in Goderich. Here In this photo, you can see a working Sherman tank that was hauled by local contractor, Lavis to get ready for the Dutch-Canadians Remember as One event. This tank is frequently called upon to perform on movie sets.
Other local contractors pitching in includes Bruinsma Excavating, VanDriel Excavating and Merner Contracting.
This astonishing assembly of army equipment is the brainchild of Central Huron resident Gord Yeo who is a collector himself. Gord keeps in touch with other collector enthusiasts and restores some of his rare finds.
Public viewing will start a 2 pm in Liberation Memorial Park. At 2:30 pm entertainment will be provided, as crowds await the arrival of H.R.H. Princess Margiet of the Netherlands, accompanied by her husband, Professor Pieter Pieter van Vollenhoven. A plaque will then be unveiled. The couple will then proceed to Trinity C.R. church in Goderich, to attend a reception for veterans and the family of the Huron county 20 who were killed in the Netherlands campaign. Following that, a scroll of remembrance will be signed and a concert will be performed by the Royal Regiment of Canada. Details can be found at www.dutch-canadiansremember.ca.