Wreaths Across America began its 2022 Mobile Education Exhibit’s (MEE) national tour in February with stops across the southeast. In the next month, the MEE heads to Ohio, Michigan, and parts of Wisconsin.
“The goal of the Wreaths Across America Mobile Education Exhibit is to bring communities together and teach about the organization’s mission while remembering the service and sacrifice of our nation’s heroes,” said Don Queeney, Director of Transportation, and the 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.”
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 Ambassadors and volunteers. The public tour stops for the MEE are free and open to the public. 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.
The exhibit will continue in Wisconsin in June, then travel to Minnesota. From there, it will make its way out West, welcoming Vietnam Veterans in Montana, Wyoming, Idaho, Washington, and Oregon. Starting in September 2022, the MEE will begin to make its way back East stopping in Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, and Missouri before joining next year’s escort to Arlington.
National Wreaths Across America Day will be held on December 17, 2022, where wreath-laying ceremonies are held at Arlington National Cemetery, as well as at more than 2,500 additional locations in all 50 U.S. states, at sea and abroad.
Unless otherwise noted, events are free and open to the public. The Michigan tour includes:
May 21: 10 a.m.-4p.m. Cincinnati Museum Center, Cincinnati Ohio.
May 22: 11 a.m.-4p.m. Drake County Fairgrounds, Greenville, Ohio.
May 23: 9 a.m.-5p.m. Bowsher High School, Toledo, Ohio.
May 24: 10 a.m.-4p.m. 171 Milan Ave,, Norwalk, Ohio.
May 30: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Karreer-Simpson Funeral Home, Port Huron, MI.
May 31: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Creasey Bicentennial Park, Grand Blanc, MI.
June 4: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 200 E. Grand River Ave. Brighton, MI.
June 5: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 2190 E. Beltline Ave. NE Grand Rapids, MI.
June 6: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 380 Chicago Ave. (parking lot between Russ’ and West Michigan Bike) Holland, MI.
June 7: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Veterans Park, 201 N. Lake St., Boyne City, MI..