Mobile Exhibit to Bring Community Together
“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, the exhibit supports and gives 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 is 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.
Wreaths Across America’s Mobile Tour in Maryland
Stops in Maryland include:
OWING MILLS, MD – Friday, November 5, 2021 – Garrison Forest Veterans Cemetery welcomes the Wreaths Across America Mobile Education Exhibit national tour. The WAA MEE is free and open to the public and will take place at the Harford Mall, 696 Belair Rd., Macy’s Parking Lot from 10am to 6pm.
BEL AIR, MD – Wednesday, November 10, 2021 – The Governor William Paca Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution welcome the Wreaths Across America Mobile Education Exhibit national tour. The WAA MEE is free and open to the public and will take place at VFW Post, 214 Tollgate Rd., from 10am to 6pm.
CALIFORNIA, MD – Thursday (Veterans Day), November 11, 2021 – The Cheltenham Veteran Cemetery Group welcomes the Wreaths Across America Mobile Education Exhibit national tour. The WAA MEE is free and open to the public and will take place at Mission BBQ, 22599 MacArthur Blvd, STE 136C from 11am to 8pm.
TIMONIUM, MD – Friday – Sunday, November 12-14, 2021 – The Wreaths Across America Mobile Education Exhibit national tour will stop at the Maryland Irish Festival. The WAA MEE is free and open to the public and will take place at the festival located at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium.
ODENTON, MD – Tuesday, November 16, 2021 – The Wreaths Across America Mobile Education Exhibit national tour will be in town for a private event.
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.
Support Wreaths Across America
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.
Click here to find a local participating cemetery near you to support go to and type in your town and/or state.