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Taking Time For Patriotism


Early in February 2017, the U.S. Air Force test-launched an unarmed Minuteman III ICBM from the Vandenberg Air Force Base. It’s not an event that happens every day, but it’s done to verify the reliability and accuracy of the weapons system. The missile, equipped with a reentry vehicle, flew 4,200 miles to a test range near the Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands in the Pacific Ocean. It was pulled at random from a silo at Minot Air Force Base, in North Dakota, then transported and reassembled at Vandenberg. Flash back 57 years…

Photo Courtesy: Pottstown Mercury

Back in the 1960’s, the technology was installed and maintained by 3000 men, including  Art Schreiner of Schwenksville when he worked in the Minute Man Program. Wanting to preserve the pride and history, a  bunch of local guys, including Air Force veteran, Art and his military cohorts will showcase several antique military vehicles outside the entrance of Zerns from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. to celebrate Veteran’s Day and a fifty year reunion of his high school buddies, from Schwenksville. Area resident Tom Gavin, who finds big machinery made to take a beating, has the hobby of resurrecting these hulks. He helped Art reboot a model of a sixty-nine year old Deuce and a half.

A 1944 Englin motorcycle will be on display along with a Humvee, and a sturdy ladder for the children to get up and inside. Kids especially love to sit in these great vehicles, and they are welcome to join the troops outside the main entrance of Zerns Farmers Market from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday November 11, 2017. Residents and visitors are welcome to sit in the truck, or Humvee. Hats and shirts will be available for photos. Zerns Farmers Market honors our veterans. Thank you for your service, dedication, and commitment to our country.

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