As part of the WAA Teach Initiative, Wreaths Across America (WAA) has been making local stops with the WAA Mobile Education Exhibit all across the nation and in July will be exploring VA, WV, and NASCAR before joining volunteers in Maine for Wreaths Across America’s annual Stem to Stone and Giving in July events.
“The goal of the Wreaths Across America Mobile Education Exhibit is to bring the community together and teach patriotism while remembering the service and sacrifice of our nation’s heroes,” said Karen Worcester, Executive Director, Wreaths Across America. “However, we feel this exhibit has taken on even more meaning by providing something that is both educational and inspiring while supporting and giving back to the communities it visits.”
The MEE achieves this goal by bringing the local community, veterans, active-duty military, and their families together through interactive exhibits, short films, and shared stories. The exhibit serves as a mobile museum, educating visitors about the service and sacrifice of our nation’s heroes as well as serving as an official ‘welcome home’ station for our nation’s Vietnam Veterans. Each year, the MEE starts its national tour at the WAA Headquarters in Maine and drives a pre-planned route that is designed to visit old friends and new supporters alike.
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The public tours for the MEE are free and open to the public, members of the media, dignitaries, veterans, and other interested groups who would like to come, ask questions, share stories and experience this one-of-a-kind exhibit. All veterans, active-duty military, their families, and the local community members are invited and encouraged to visit, take a tour and speak with WAA representatives and volunteers. They can also share more about the national nonprofit, and the work its volunteers do to support our heroes and their communities year-round.
Upcoming Stops for the MEE include:
Virginia stops will include:
NORFOLK, VA – Thurs., July 6, 2023 at 1 Waterside Drive (Nauticus where USS Wisconsin is berthed) from 10am – 4pm.
WILLIAMSBURG, VA – Fri., July 7, 2023 at Merchants Square, in downtown Historic Williamsburg (in a parking lot in the middle of the square) from 10am – 4pm.
ARLINGTON, VA – Sun., July 9, 2023 – The Women in Military Service For America Foundation, Inc.at Arlington National Cemetery at the Women's Memorial from 12pm – 5pm.
West Virginia stop:
CHARLES TOWN, WV – Thurs., July 15, 2023 – TBD
Details of the NASCAR Poconos Stop include:
POCONA, PA – Fri., Sat., Sun., July 21, 22, 23, 2023 – NASCAR will be hosting a local stop at Veteran Village at Pocono Raceway from 9am to 5pm each day.
Then the MEE will head to Maine to return to headquarters for Wreaths Across America’s annual Stem to Stone race and “Giving in July” weekend.
After this quick return home, the MEE will then get back out on tour visiting Maryland, Delaware, and New Jersey in August and early September.
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