Wreaths Across America Radio will broadcast live throughout the four-day event and will speak with Gold Star families, veterans and their families to share their stories of service and sacrifice. Wreaths Across America Radio, a 24/7 internet stream that can be listened to anytime and anywhere on the iHeart Radio app, Audacy app, TuneIn app, or at www.wreathsacrossamerica.org /radio.
“American Gold Star Mothers, Inc. is very grateful to WAA for being part of our 85th Annual Convention and our partnership for over five years,” said Jo Ann Maitlandnational president, american Goldstar mothersInc., “With similar missions, WAA brings American Gold Star Mothers through United States the ability to remember, to honor and to teach, with the beautiful act of placing a wreath of living balm on the graves of our heroes. This simple but most important mission helps educate those who remember that “the freedoms we enjoy are not free.” »
The MEE will be open to the public for a guided tour featuring the Global War on Terror Memorial, 9/11 Memorial, Hershel “Woody” Williams Educational Trailer, a static display of military vehicles and other vendors, exhibitors and food trucks. This free event will take place at 150 Australian Ave., West Palm Beach, Florida.
“The goal of the Wreaths Across America Mobile Education Expo 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 the traveling education 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 the official ‘welcome home’ station for our nation’s Vietnam veterans. We are still overwhelmed through the outpouring of community support and honored to join American Gold Star Mothers, Inc., as they remember and honor their children.”
As part of the organization’s partnership with the United States of America Vietnam War Veterans Commemoration, MEE officially hosted more than 1,500 Vietnam veterans with a pinning ceremony that includes a signed proclamation from the president of United States. There are almost three million Vietnam veterans through United States who have not yet been officially welcomed home.
When 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, tour, and speak with WAA Ambassadors and volunteers. Public tour stops for MEE are free and open to the public with local COVID-19 safety procedures in place to protect the health of all visitors as per CDC recommendation.
Wreaths Across America is the nonprofit best known for placing wreaths on veterans’ headstones at Arlington National Cemetery. However, in 2021 alone, the organization has placed more than 2.4 million sponsored veterans’ wreaths at more than 3,100 participating locations nationwide. This year, National Wreaths Across America Day will be on Saturday, December 17, 2022. To find a participating location near you to participate or support, click here.
To learn more about the Mobile Education Expo or to submit a request to have it come to your community, click here.
About Wreaths Across America
Wreaths Across America is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded to continue and expand the annual wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery started by Maine businessman Morrill Worcester in 1992. The organization’s mission – to remember, honor, teach – is accomplished in part each year by coordinating December wreath-laying ceremonies in Arlington, as well as thousands of veterans’ cemeteries and other locations around the 50 States and beyond.
For more information or to sponsor a wreath, please visit www.wreathsacrossamerica.org.
Wreaths Across America – Public Relations Liaison
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