MURFREESBORO - Wreaths Across America (WAA) has announced that its Mobile Education Exhibit (MEE), which has been traveling the country to honor our nation's veterans, will make several tour stops in Tennessee. One of those stops will be in Rutherford County.
On Thursday, August 26, the exhibit will make a stop in Murfreesboro. The event will be hosted by the Colonel Hardy Murfree chapter of the National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution. Wreaths Across America will pay tribute to local veterans and honor active duty military members. The educational exhibit will be set-up at Sports*Com at the intersection of Memorial Boulevard and Dejarnette Lane (GPS: 2310 Memorial Blvd.) from 10am – 6pm.
“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, while supporting and giving 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 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.
When the Mobile Education Exhibit pulls into Murfreesboro, all veterans, active-duty military, their families, and members of the community are invited and encouraged to visit, take a tour and speak with Wreaths Across America representatives and volunteers.
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.org/mee to make a request.
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