As part of the Wreaths Across America (WAA) Teach Initiative, WAA has been making local stops with the Mobile Education Exhibit (MEE) nationwide and soon will be touring New England, visiting CT, MA, and RI before turning South towards Georgia.
“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 of 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 together the local community, veterans, active-duty military, and their families 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 and 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 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, media members, 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 volunteer’s work to support our heroes and their communities year-round.
Upcoming Connecticut Stops Include:
NEW MILFORD, CT – Sun., October 1, 2023 – at 6 Young’s Field Road, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
WILLIMANTIC, CT – Wed., October 4, 2023 – at 47 Crescent Street, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
DAYVILLE, CT – Sat., October 21, 2023 – at Owen Bell Park 580 Hartford Pike from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Massachusetts Stops Include:
MIDDLETON, MA – Sat., October 7, 2023 – at 69 River Street from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
WORCESTER, MA - Tues., October 10, 2023 - At the Marine League 181 Lake Avenue from 1 p.m. - 6 p.m.
LUDLOW, MA – Thurs., October 12, 2023 – at 487 Holyoke Street from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
SOMERSET, MA – Thurs., November 16, 2023 – Main Street from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
ROCKLAND, MA – Sat., November 18, 2023 – 110 Fitness Hosts the WAA Mobile Education Exhibit national tour at an all-day Veterans and Parkinson’s Community Event. The MEE will be free and open to the public locally at 200 Weymouth Street from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Rhode Island Stops Include:
PORTSMOUTH, RI – Tues., October 24, 2023 – at 2575 East Main Road (Times - TBD).
ASHAWAY, RI – Sat., October 28, 2023 – at Crandall Field, 188 Main Street from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Georgia Stops Include:
JOHNS CREEK, GA – Tue., October 31, 2023 – The MEE will appear at a private event held at the Georgia headquarters of SAIA LTL.
FAYETTEVILLE, GA – Wed., Nov. 1, 2023 – at 140 Stonewall Avenue West from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
ATLANTA, GA – Thurs and Fri, Nov. 2 and 3, 2023 – Delta Airlines Corporate Headquarters will host a 24-hour local stop at 1775 M H Jackson Service Road from 3 p.m. on the 2nd - 3 p.m. on the 3rd. Veterans recognition ceremonies are planned for 3 p.m., 5 p.m., 11 p.m., and 9 a.m. during that time frame.
Please be advised this listing is subject to addition or change.
To host the MEE in your community for a parade, a school-related or veterans’ organization, or a public or private event, click here to make a request.