31 May 2016

General George S. Patton Memorial Museum

 
 A statue of General Patton with his dog, William the Conqueror (a.k.a. Willie)


Remembering the fallen soldiers.


 The center trained more than 1 million men for battle.


 Patton was known as a tough general but he was liked by all for his willingness to lead by example.


An old typewriter. One of the many artifacts from this time period of military history. 


Zach kept his eye on General Patton while enjoying his snack.


 We enjoyed a short informational movie about Patton and the Desert Training Center.




 Tanks...


 Tanks...


 Big trucks...




 Fire tanks.








The chapel.





We've been wanting to visit this museum for a while now. Especially since it's only about 30 minutes away from our house. The folks from the museum came out to the school last week and gave a presentation so the girls came home knowing a little bit about General Patton (and his dog, Willie).

We thought it would be a great way to kick off and commemorate Memorial Day as a family and it was. We especially enjoyed looking at the collection of war artifacts and military memorabilia. Zach enjoyed the big tanks and trucks.

"It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. But rather we should thank God that such men lived." -Gen. George S. Patton


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