This one-of-a-kind museum on wheels could come to your hometown to honor local veterans and educate the community!
COLUMBIA FALLS, Maine, October 24, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Wreaths Across America (WAA) has been overwhelmed by the tremendous support from communities across the country for its Mobile Education Exhibit (MEE). The MEE is a rolling interactive museum that shares the organization’s mission to remember the nation’s fallen veterans, honor those who serve, and teach the next generation the value of freedom.
Today, WAA announces MEE plans for 2023. Next year’s national tour starts in California in January, then it goes on Arizona in March and New Mexico and Southern Colorado In April. From May it will continue again Texasand then applies Kentucky and Tennessee in June. It will visit North Carolina, West Virginiaand Virginia in July. The MEE makes a stop in August Maryland, Delawareand Southern New Jersey. In September it will be again Pennsylvania, new Yorkand Northern New Jersey. From there, the MEE will make its way up New England visit all six over the next two months New England States before heading home Maine.
To learn more about the Mobile Education Exhibit or to make a request to have it come to your community in 2023, click here.
“The goal of the Wreaths Across America Mobile Education Exhibit is to bring communities together and educate about the organization’s mission,” he said Trish Gardner, Managers, Mobile Education Show, Wreaths Across America. “The exhibit serves as a mobile museum that educates visitors about the service and sacrifice of our nation’s heroes and serves as the official ‘welcome home’ station for our nation’s Vietnam veterans.”
In January 2022, MEE left Maine and started his national tour in Florida and will be this year’s route as a member of the annual “Escort to arlington.” The week-long escort — known to some as the world’s longest veteran parade — will stop at schools and memorials across the East Coast, and will feature Gold Star and Blue Star families, veterans and patriots who share the mission and bring communities together and in Arlington, National Cemetery culminates on National Wreaths Across America Day – Saturday 17 December 2022.
Highlights of the Mobile Education Exhibit 2022 national tour include stops in North Caroling, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Missouri, Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Montana, Wyoming, Idaho, Washington, Oregon, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Kansas, Tennesseeand his home state Maine. The 2022 tour was supported by many local volunteers and volunteer groups. A special thanks goes to the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), whose members supported many of this year’s stops and whose commitment will grow in the coming year.
Most importantly, the MEE and WAA ambassadors who transport the mobile museum and share the mission are proud to have officially welcomed over 3,300 Vietnam veterans home since 2019 as part of the organization’s Vietnam War partnership the United States of America for the first time came to the streets commemoration.
When the MEE enters your area, all veterans, active-duty military personnel, their families, and members of the local community are invited and encouraged to visit, take a tour, and speak with WAA ambassadors and volunteers. The public tour stops for the MEE are free and open to all. Media, dignitaries, veterans and other interested groups are encouraged to come, ask questions, share stories and experience this unique exhibit.
About wreaths across America
Wreaths Across America is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization formed to continue and expand the annual wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery, begun in 1992 by Maine businessman Morrill Worcester. The organization’s mission—Remember, Honor, Teach—continues in part by coordinating wreath-laying ceremonies each December in Arlington and at thousands of veterans’ cemeteries and other locations in all 50 states and beyond.
For more information or to sponsor a wreath, please visit www.wreathsacrossamerica.org.
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