The Military nonprofit, Wreaths Across America, is reaching people on a whole new level. With a mobile exhibit, the brand has been traveling across the entire country, educating the public about what they do, and how WAA honors veterans and their family members.
From their start with donated wreaths in 1992, to creating an entire holiday, to building an entire town that will honor veterans and those who made the ultimate sacrifice, WAA has made a huge impact on the military community.
Each holiday season, they provide wreaths at more than 3,400 locations across the U.S., in addition to locations abroad and at sea. These wreaths are provided by donations from individuals and efforts from businesses who give their time.
Now, with their mobile education exhibit, visitors can learn about the organization firsthand. With a museum-like setup, visitors can enter the trailer to look at images, read facts about WAA and the impact they have made. Volunteers are also present to give tours, tell stories, and answer any questions that visitors may have. With each person who sets foot inside the location, they share their time-honored motto of: Remember, Honor, Teach.
The traveling exhibit also made a stop at the American Gold Star Mothers, Inc., National Convention at its annual event.
The lowdown on the traveling Wreaths Across America exhibit
The trailer is a 48' model that hosts a 24-person screening room. Videos are played that show the organization’s mission. Meanwhile, interactive computers provide location, volunteer information, and more. Another informational wall offers facts about veterans and how WAA have supported throughout the years.
According to their website, “The purpose of the Mobile Education Exhibit is to not only teach the next generation about service and sacrifice, but to share stories of patriotism and love of country to communities around the United States.”
The MEE, Mobile Education Exhibit, traveled from Florida to North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Missouri, Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Montana, Wyoming, Idaho, Washington, Oregon, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Kansas, Tennessee, and its home state, Maine.
The tour will end with an Escort to Arlington, which is a seven-day parade event, with memorials being shared at schools and communities. The MEE will then stop at Arlington National Cemetery on their annual holiday, National Wreaths Across America Day, on Saturday, Dec. 17. To learn more about when and where they’ll be visiting, or to request a stop of your own, head to https://learn.wreathsacrossamerica.org/mobile-education-exhibit today.