Wreaths Across America’s Mobile Education Exhibit National Tour, Adds 8 Stops In Florida To Honor Veterans, And Supporters

The Wreaths Across America (WAA) national Mobile Education Exhibit (MEE), has been traveling the state of Florida since October 2nd to honor Floridian veterans. The tour continues throughout the month and has several more stops planned in the state.

“The goal of the Wreaths Across America Mobile Education Exhibit is to bring 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, over the last year, in light of the current health crisis, we feel this exhibit has taken on even more meaning by providing the opportunity for people to safely participate in 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.

Remaining stops in Florida will include:

Lady Lake, FL – Thursday, October 14, 2021 – Wreaths Across America Mobile Education Exhibit visits the largest American Legion. The Villages American Legion Welcomes will host free tours of the MEE as it will be open to the public, to honor local veterans and active-duty military. The MEE will be located at 699 W Lady Lake Blvd from 11:30am – 4pm.

Lady Lake, FL – Friday, October 15, 2021 – The Villages Mission BBQ Welcomes the Wreaths Across America Mobile Education Exhibit. There will be free tours of the MEE as it will be open to the public, to honor local veterans and active-duty military. The MEE will be located at 631 U.S. 27/441 #441 from 11am – 3pm.

ORMOND, FL – Saturday, October 16, 2021 – Destination Daytona will host the WAA Mobile Education Exhibit at Rossmeyer Harley Davidson for Biketoberfest weekend. There will be free tours of the MEE as it will be open to the public, to honor local veterans and active-duty military. The MEE will be located at 1637 US1 from 10am – 6pm.

ORMOND, FL – Sunday, October 17, 2021 – Destination Daytona will host the WAA Mobile Education Exhibit at Rossmeyer Harley Davidson for Biketoberfest weekend. There will be free tours of the MEE as it will be open to the public, to honor local veterans and active-duty military. The MEE will be located at 1637 US1 from 10am – 6pm.

INVERNESS, FL – Monday, October 18, 2021 – On Monday, October 18, 2021 Aaron A. Weaver Military Order of the Purple Heart Chapter 776 will host the Wreaths Across America Mobile education exhibit at Liberty Park, 268 North Apopka Ave, Inverness, FL 34450. It will be open from 9:00 AM until 4:00 PM.

TAVARES, FL – Tuesday, October 19, 2021 – Sunstate Carriers Welcomes the Wreaths Across America Mobile education Exhibit for a private event for employees to help celebrate their participation in Wreaths Across America Day.

LAKELAND, FL – Thursday, October, 21 2021 – Saddle Creek Logistics Services welcomes the WAA Mobile Education Exhibit to remember this country’s fallen heroes, and honor America’s military and their families, and teach youth about the value of freedom. In support of this effort, the WAA MEE open to the public for free tours. The MEE will be located at 3010 Saddle Creek Road from 11am to 2pm.

CLEARWATER, FL – Saturday, October 23, 2021 – Bert’s Harley Davidson & Fran Haasch Law welcomes the WAA Mobile Education Exhibit to remember this country’s fallen heroes, and honor America’s military and their families, and teach youth about the value of freedom. In support of this effort, the WAA MEE open to the public for free tours. The MEE will be located at 10525 49th St N from 10am to 5pm.

NEW PORT RICHEY, FL – Sunday, October 24, 2021 – Wreaths Across America & Harley Davidson New Port Richey will host the WAA Mobile Education Exhibit for free tours open to the public, to remember our Fallen Veterans. The MEE will be located at located at 5817 FL-54 from 10am – 5pm.

RIVERVIEW, FL – Monday, October 25, 2021 – Serenity Meadows Funeral Home, Crematory, and Memorial Park will host the WAA Mobile Education Exhibit with free tours for the public, to help honor local veterans and active-duty military. The MEE will be located at 6919 Providence Rd from 11am – 7:30pm.

ST. CLOUD, FL – Tuesday, October 26, 2021 – Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, Camp 4 will host the WAA Mobile Education Exhibit at Vet-Fest for free tours open to the public, to help honor local veterans and active-duty military. The MEE will be located at 5817 FL-54 from 9am – 5pm.

AMELIA ISLAND, FL – Thursday, October 28, 2021 – Wreaths Across America (WAA) in Yulee is proud to announce a local stop for the WAA Mobile Education Exhibit (MEE) national tour. The MEE started its tour at the WAA Headquarters in Maine and will be in the area for a scheduled event that is both free and open to the public from 2pm to 4pm. The event will take place at Wildlight located behind the Red Story Center Building, 123 Tinker Street, Yulee.

ST. AUGUSTINE, FL – Friday, October 29 2021 – Veterans Council of St. Johns County will host the WAA Mobile Education Exhibit at Vet-Fest for free tours open to the public, to help honor local veterans and active-duty military. The MEE will be located at 1650 A1A SOUTH from 9am – 4pm.

ATLANTIC BEACH, FL – Saturday, October 30 2021 – Jean Ribault Chapter NSDAR will host the WAA Mobile Education Exhibit for free tours open to the public, to help honor local veterans and active duty military. The MEE will be located at 600 3rd. Street from 10am – 4pm.

JACKSONVILLE, FL – Sunday, October 31 2021 – The Jacksonville Chapter, Jacksonville Florida NSDAR will host the WAA Mobile Education Exhibit for free tours open to the public, to help honor local veterans and active duty military. The MEE will be located at 10251 Shops Lane, Jacksonville, Florida 32258 Super

Walmart Avenue from 1pm – 4pm.

When the MEE pulls into your area, 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.

The public tours for the MEE are free and open to the public with social distancing, sanitation and COVID-19 safety procedures in place to protect the health of all visitors in accordance with the CDCs recommendation for large gatherings stemming from concerns surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic. Members of the media, dignitaries, veterans and other interested groups are urged to come, ask questions, share stories and experience this one-of-a-kind exhibit.

To host the MEE in your community, whether it be for a parade, a school-related or veterans’ organization, or a public or private event, visit https://wreathsacrossamerica.org/mee to make a request.

Wreaths Across America is the non-profit organization best known for placing wreaths on veteran’s headstones at Arlington National Cemetery. However, in 2020, the organization placed more than 1.7 million sponsored veterans’ wreaths at 2,557 participating locations nationwide. Throughout the calendar year you can tune in to Wreaths Across America Internet Radio, 24/7, to learn more about the mission and those who support it across the country, as well as the hundreds of local charitable efforts nationwide that are funded through wreath sponsorships.

You can sponsor a veteran’s wreath anytime for $15 at www.wreathacrossamerica.org. Each sponsorship goes toward a live, balsam wreath that will be placed on the headstone of an American hero as we endeavor to honor all veterans laid to rest at noon on Saturday, December 18, 2021, as part of National Wreaths across America Day.

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