The Mobile Education Exhibit (MEE) is a rolling interactive museum that shares the organization’s mission to remember the nation’s fallen veterans, honor those who serve and teach the next generation about the value of freedom.
Wreaths Across America (WAA) has announced the MEE plans for 2023. Next year’s national tour will begin in California in January, then heads to Arizona in March, and New Mexico and Southern Colorado in April.
Starting in May, it returns to Texas, and then turns to Kentucky and Tennessee in June. It will visit North Carolina, West Virginia, and Virginia in July. In August, the MEE will make stops in Maryland, Delaware, and Southern New Jersey.
In September, it will return to Pennsylvania, New York, and Northern New Jersey. From there, the MEE will make its way up through New England for the next two months visiting all six New England states before heading home to Maine.
“The goal of the Wreaths Across America Mobile Education Exhibit is to bring communities together and teach about the organization’s mission,” said Trish Gardner, Manager, Mobile 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 to serve as an official ‘welcome home’ station for our nation’s Vietnam Veterans.”
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In January of 2022, the MEE left Maine and began its national tour in Florida and will be finishing this year’s route as a member of the annual “Escort to Arlington.”
The weeklong escort will make stops at schools and memorials down the East Coast carrying Gold Star and Blue Star Families, veterans, and patriots sharing the mission and bringing communities together, culminating at Arlington National Cemetery on National Wreaths Across America Day – Saturday, December 17, 2022.
Highlights of the 2022 Mobile Education Exhibit national tour include stops in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Missouri, Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Montana, Wyoming, Idaho, Washington, Oregon, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Kansas, Tennessee, and its home state of Maine.
Most important, the MEE and WAA Ambassadors transporting the mobile museum and sharing the mission, are proud to have officially welcomed home over 3,300 Vietnam Veterans since it first hit the road in 2019 as part of the organization’s partnership with the United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration.
And just recently, Wreaths Across America also accepted a $50,000 donation from the National Association of Independent Truckers. This is the seventh year for the donation and the donation helps support local communities and veterans.