City of Lebanon Public Works and Parks crews worked Oct. 17th to install an out-of-service Bell AH-1 Cobra military helicopter and Sherman Tank at the Lebanon Veterans' Memorial Park at the Cowan Civic Center.
Members of the Lebanon-area Veterans Memorial Board and City leaders have been working for more than a decade to make the displays a reality. In late 2021, City leaders received word from the U.S. Army that a request for the helicopter had been granted and later they indicated that a tank would be available as well.
The helicopter was moved to the City of Lebanon in August of 2021 and Public Works crews worked to paint a restore the helicopter. The helicopter had been on display at the Floyd W. Jones Airport while City leaders worked to secure the tank and prepare the engineering for the display.
The helicopter and the tank will be dedicated at a Veterans' Day Ceremony scheduled from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 11 at the Cowan Civic Center.