“The purpose of the Wreaths Across America mobile education exhibit is to bring communities together and teach the organization’s mission while remembering the service and sacrifice of our nation’s heroes,” said Don Queeney, Director of Transportation and Education Mobile Exhibit, Wreaths Across America. “The exhibit serves as a mobile museum, educating visitors about the service and sacrifice of our nation’s heroes, as well as an official ‘welcome’ station for our nation’s Vietnam veterans.”
Highlights of the mobile education exhibition 2021 nationwide tour include stops in Texas, Arizona, New Mexico, California, Utah, new York, New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, Florida, Ohio, Tennessee, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, West Virginia, Massachusetts, and its original state of Maine. The tour was supported by many local volunteers. Special thanks to the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) whose members have supported many of this year’s judgments and seek to increase their involvement in the coming year. Most importantly, the MEE and WAA Ambassadors who transport it and share the mission are proud to have officially hosted over 1,500 Vietnam Veterans (1,000 in 2021 alone) as part of the organization’s partnership with the United States of America Vietnam War Veterans Commemoration.
When the MEE arrives in 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. MEE’s public tour stops are free and open to the public with local COVID-19 safety procedures in place to protect the health of all visitors as recommended by the CDC. Members of the media, dignitaries, veterans and other interested groups are invited to come ask questions, share stories and explore this one-of-a-kind exhibit.
Wreaths Across America is the best-known nonprofit organization for placing wreaths on veterans headstones at Arlington National Cemetery. However, in 2020 alone, the organization placed more than 1.7 million sponsored veterans wreaths at 2,557 participating sites nationwide. Throughout the calendar year, you can log in to Crowns Across America Internet Radio, 24/7, to learn more about the mission and those who support it across the country, as well as the hundreds of local charitable efforts nationwide that are funded by wreath sponsorships.
You can sponsor a veteran’s crown at any time to $ 15 To www.wreathacrossamerica.org. Each sponsorship goes to a live balm wreath that will be placed on the headstone of an American hero as we strive to honor all veterans interred at noon on Saturday, December 18, 2021, as part of the national crowns through America Day.
To learn more about the mobile education exhibit or submit a request to have it come to your community, Click here.
About crowns across America
Crowns across America is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit founded to continue and expand the annual wreath laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery started by a businessman from Maine Morrill Worcester in 1992. The mission of the organization – Remember, honor, teach – is achieved in part each year by coordinating wreath laying ceremonies in December in Arlington, as well as thousands of veterans and other cemeteries locations in all 50 states and beyond.
For more information or to sponsor a wreath, please visit www.wreathsacrossamerica.org.
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