Mioko Lollis, 32, said her 11-year-old son, Jamier Flowers, had been talking for days about seeing the tank as it passed just a block from their home.
"This is like a once in a lifetime thing to see it," Lollis said. "I remember watching it on the news, but for him, this is history."
Flowers peered down the street. "It's getting closer, Mom!" he said. "I can see it!"