Wreaths Across America (WAA) completed a successful Wreaths Across America Day on December 17, 2022, coordinating 596 truckloads of wreaths in all 50 states and beyond, delivering a total of 2.7 million sponsored veterans wreaths to 3,702 locations. Although the organization’s most recognizable effort has now passed, the work to recognize our nation’s veterans never ends and the WAA is proud to announce that its Mobile Education Exhibit (MEE) will make several stops in California in the next three months will do to honor those who have served and welcome home Vietnam veterans.
“The mission of Wreaths Across America is to remember the fallen, honor those who served and their families, and teach the next generation the value of freedom,” said Karen Worcester, executive director. “The Mobile Education Exhibit provides the unique opportunity for communities to come together and share the stories of those who have served and sacrificed. Through our partnership with the United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration, the exhibit also serves as an official ‘Welcome Home’ location for our nation’s Vietnam Veterans.
The MEE achieves this goal by bringing the local community, veterans, military activities 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 veterans.
To host MEE in your community, whether for a parade, a school or veterans organization, or a public or private event, visit www.wreathsacrossamerica.org/mee to make a request.
Anyone can sponsor a veterans wreath at any time for $15 at www.wreathacrossamerica.org. All sponsorships go to a live embalming wreath that will be placed on the gravestone of an American hero as the organization prepares to honor all veterans who died on Saturday, 16. .
Wreaths Across America is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization established 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 – Remember, Honor, Teach – is carried out in part every year by coordinating wreath-laying ceremonies in December in Arlington, as well as thousands of veterans’ cemeteries and other places in all 50 states and beyond.
For more information or to sponsor a wreath, visit www.wreathsacrossamerica.org.