Wreaths Across America Mobile Education Exhibit
to Alter National Tour Route
for a Special Appearance at the American Gold Star Mothers,
Inc., National Convention
Across America Radio to Broadcast Live from the Event!
COLUMBIA FALLS, ME and WEST PALM BEACH, FL — In
January 2022, the Wreaths Across America Mobile Education
Exhibit (MEE) left Maine and began its national
cross-country tour in Florida. Since that time, the MEE has
traveled to South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi,
Louisiana, Arkansas, Tennessee, Ohio, Michigan, and
Wisconsin to honor and welcome home our nation’s veterans.
This month, the MEE will suspend its present plans, head
back to Florida, and join the Vietnam Traveling Memorial
Wall in honoring American Gold Star families at the American
Gold Star Mothers, Inc., 85th
Annual National Convention being held at the Hilton Palm
Beach Airport in West Palm Beach,
June 23rd through the 26th.
Wreaths Across America Radio will
be broadcasting live throughout the four-day event and
speaking with Gold Star families, veterans, and their
families to share their stories of service and sacrifice.
Wreaths Across America Radio is a 24/7 internet stream that
can be heard anytime and anywhere on the iHeart Radio app,
Audacy app, TuneIn app, or at www.wreathsacrossamerica.org/radio.
“American Gold Star Mothers, Inc., is so grateful for WAA to
be a part of our 85th Annual Convention and of our
partnership for well over five years,” said Jo Ann Maitland,
National President, American Goldstar Mothers, Inc., “With
like-minded missions, WAA brings American Gold Star Mothers
throughout the United States the ability to remember, honor,
and teach, with the beautiful act of placing a live,
balsam wreath on the graves of our heroes. This simple but
most important mission helps educate those to remember, ‘the
freedoms that we enjoy are not free.”
The MEE will be on display open to the public to tour along
with the Global War on Terrorism Memorial, 9/11 Memorial,
Hershel “Woody” Williams Educational Trailer, static display
of military vehicles, and other vendors, exhibitors, and
food trucks. This free event will take place at 150
Australian Ave., West Palm Beach, FL.
“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 serving as an
official ‘welcome home’ station for our nation’s Vietnam
Veterans. We are always overwhelmed with the outpouring of
support from communities and honored to be joining the
American Gold Star Mothers, Inc., as they remember and honor
As part of the organization’s partnership with the United
States of America Vietnam War Veterans Commemoration,
last year the MEE officially welcomed home over 1,500
Vietnam veterans with a pinning ceremony that includes a
signed proclamation from the President of the United States.
There are almost three million Vietnam veterans across the
United States that have yet to be officially welcomed home.
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 with local
COVID-19 safety procedures in place to protect the health of
all visitors in accordance with the CDC's recommendation.
Wreaths Across America is the non-profit organization best
known for placing wreaths on veterans’ headstones at
Arlington National Cemetery. However, in 2021 alone, the
organization placed more than 2.4 million sponsored
veterans’ wreaths at over 3,100 participating locations
nationwide. This year, National Wreaths Across America Day
will be held on Saturday, December 17, 2022. To find a
participating location near you to participate at or
To learn more about the
Mobile Education Exhibit or submit a request for it to come
to your community, click
here. you can also
go to https://bit.ly/3Q2SsLa to
get more information about this event.
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About Wreaths Across America
Wreaths Across America is a 501(c)(3)
nonprofit organization founded to continue and expand the
annual wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery
begun by Maine businessman Morrill
Worcester in 1992.
The organization’s mission – Remember, Honor, Teach – is
carried out in part each year by coordinating wreath-laying
ceremonies in December at Arlington, as well as thousands of
veterans’ cemeteries and other locations
in all 50 states and
For more information or to sponsor a wreath please visit www.wreathsacrossamerica.org.