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Photos: Lighting up the holidays

The Bong Center added lights to the tank outside the museum, as well as an inflatable Santa Claus.

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Randy Freeman, the facilities manager at the Richard I. Bong Veterans Historical Center, cuts string to tie down Santa Claus while he decorates the M60A3 Main Battle Tank in front of the Bong Center in Superior on Wednesday morning, Nov. 10, 2021. Freeman painted the tank this past summer. Jed Carlson / Superior Telegram

Randy Freeman, the facilities manager at the Richard I. Bong Veterans Historical Center, was on top of the M60A3 Main Battle Tank Wednesday, Nov. 10, to secure inflatable Santa Claus legs to the vehicle outside of the Bong Center.

Freeman used part of three days to add lights to the tank that he painted this past summer.

"I'm glad it's not cold out ... yet," Freeman joked as he tied down Santa.

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Red holiday lights form an explosion from the end of the M60A3 Main Battle Tank as Randy Freeman, the facilities manager at the Richard I. Bong Veterans Historical Center, decorates in front of the Superior museum on Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2021. Jed Carlson / Superior Telegram

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Randy Freeman, the facilities manager at the Richard I. Bong Veterans Historical Center, ties down Santa Claus on the M60A3 Main Battle Tank in front of the Bong Center in Superior on Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2021. Jed Carlson / Superior Telegram

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Richard I. Bong Veterans Historical Center’s facility manager, Randy Freeman, secures Santa Claus on top of the M60A3 Main Battle Tank in front of the Bong Center in Superior on Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2021. Jed Carlson / Superior Telegram

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Richard I. Bong Veterans Historical Center’s facility manager Randy Freeman watches as the Santa Claus on top of the M60A3 Main Battle Tank inflates in front of the Bong Center in Superior on Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2021. Jed Carlson / Superior Telegram

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