Some 80 historic military vehicles made their way across the Glenn Highway into Palmer in a giant convoy Friday to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the construction of the Alaska Highway, also known as the Alcan.
Members of the Military Vehicle Preservation Association stopped at the Sheep Mountain Lodge east of Matanuska Glacier early in the day for a coffee break, before continuing on to Palmer and Hatcher Pass.
The members, many of them veterans, said it's important to commemorate the anniversary of the highway's construction because it played such a crucial role during World War II, being built in only a matter of months.
The group began their convoy at Dawson Creek, Canada on Aug. 4, traveling about 200 miles a day at about 35 mph. It's scheduled to end back in Dawson Creek on Aug. 30. While on the road, the convoy stays at local motels and campgrounds.
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