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Military Education Exhibit to Tour Area

Todd PittengerSeptember 17, 2022

The Wreaths Across America Mobile Education Exhibit will make several stops across Kansas to honor those who served and welcome home Vietnam veterans.

According to the organization, their mission is to “Remember, Honor and Teach”.  The Mobile Education Exhibit 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.

The stops in Kansas will take place at:

  • LaCROSS, KS – Friday, October 21, 2022 – The LaCrosse City Cemetery and the Jonathan Gilbert chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution is proud to announce a local stop for the WAA Mobile Education Exhibit national tour. The MEE will be free and open to the public locally at 417 Main Street from 9am – 3pm.
  • BENTON, KS – Sunday, October 23, 2022 – Wreaths Across America, Benton Cemetery is proud to announce a local stop for the WAA Mobile Education Exhibit national tour. The MEE started its tour at the WAA Headquarters in Maine and will be free and open to the public locally at 14789 SW 30th Street from 8am – 6pm.
  • CLAY CENTER, KS – Monday, October 24, 2022 – The Nathan Edson chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution is proud to announce a local stop for the WAA Mobile Education Exhibit national tour. The MEE will be free and open to the public locally at 610 Lincoln Avenue from 10am – 4pm.
  • MANHATTAN, KS – Wednesday, October 26, 2022 – The Polly Ogden chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution is proud to announce a local stop for the WAA Mobile Education Exhibit national tour. The MEE will be free and open to the public locally at 114 McCall Road from 10am – 4pm.
  • ElDORADO, KS – Thursday, October 27, 2022 – Wreaths Across America (WAA) in El Dorado is proud to announce a local stop for the WAA Mobile Education Exhibit (MEE) national tour. The MEE will be in the Parking lot at 2408 W Central Ave from 9:00AM to 5:00PM..
  • PITTSBURG, KS – Friday, October 28, 2022 – The Oceanus Hopkins and Fort Scott Chapters of the Daughters of the American Revolution and Pittsburg State University, Are proud to announce a local stop for the WAA Mobile Education Exhibit national tour. The MEE will be free and open to the public locally at 2001 Rouse Street from 10am – 3pm.

When the Mobile Education Exhibit pulls into the 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 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.

Tours 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

To host the Mobile Education Exhibit 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.

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