(VINCENNES) – Wreaths Across America’s Mobile Education Exhibit will visit Vincennes, from 3 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Sunday, August 2, and again Monday, August 3 for a very special public opportunity to honor America’s veterans.
On Sunday and Monday, The Joint WAA Committee of Kiwanis and Rotary will hosting the Wreaths Across America Mobile Education Exhibit. The Wreaths Across America Mobile Education Exhibit will be located in downtown Vincennes, offering FREE tours to the public.
Wreaths Across America’s Mobile Education Exhibit will visit the Wheatland Methodist Church from 2:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, August 4, for a very special public opportunity to honor America’s veterans.
These visits will be special chances for people to come by and get a free exhibit tour. Members of the media, dignitaries, veterans and other interested groups are urged to come to join officials as this is a unique opportunity to learn more about Wreaths Across America, the work being done to honor veterans and get a first-hand account of what it is like to deliver 2.5 million Wreaths on December 19th of this year and learn how it impacts families all across America.
The goal of the WAA Education Exhibit is to bring local communities and our military together with education, stories, and interactive connections.
WAA takes great pride in its mission to Remember, Honor, Teach. The mobile Education Exhibit will help to teach not only the next generation but all community members and visitors about the services and sacrifices of our nation’s military.
All veterans, active-duty military, their families, and the local community are invited and encouraged to speak with Wreaths Across America volunteers to learn more about the organization’s mission – Remember, Honor, Teach.
“The goal of The Wreaths Across America Mobile Education Exhibit is to build community awareness and understanding of the organization’s yearlong mission to Remember, Honor, Teach,” said Karen Worcester, executive director, Wreaths Across America. “However, 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 with safety measures in place that is both educational and fun while supporting and giving back to the community during this uncertain time.”
Amber Caron, a WAA spokesperson said, “I’m proud to have the opportunity to mimic the courage and valor of our country’s veterans by forging ahead with this event and offering folks the hope we can still be united for a great cause. I’m also hopeful that families use this as an opportunity to teach community spirit, as well as having significant meaning for so many.”
This event is 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 CDC’s recommendation for large gatherings stemming from concerns surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic.