Gilmer, Texas, 2023 — Wreaths Across America (WAA) is the organization most recognized for placing over 2.7 million veterans’ wreaths at over 3700 locations nationally and abroad on National Wreaths Across America Day. However, the work to recognize our nation’s veterans, military families, active duty servicemembers is a yearlong effort. WAA is proud to announce that as part of its yearlong mission to Remember the fallen, Honor those that serve and their families, and Teach the next generation the value of freedom, its Mobile Education Exhibit (MEE) will make a stop in Gilmer on 5/1/23 to share this mission with the community.
The stop will take place at:
Gilmer Civic Center 1218 US-271N, Gilmer, TX 75644, Gilmer, Texas on 5/1/23 from 10:00AM to 3:00PM
Gilmer, Texas, 2023 — The Croley Funeral Home and Rotary of Gilmer 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 Gilmer Civic Center 1218 US-271N, Gilmer, TX 75644, Gilmer, Texas on 5/1/23 from 10:00AM to 3:00PM.
“The mission of Wreaths Across America is to Remember the fallen, Honor those who have served and their families, and teach the next generation the value of freedom,” said Karen Worcester, Executive Director. “The Mobile Education Exhibit provides the unique opportunity for communities to come together and share the stories of those who served and sacrificed. Through our partnership with the United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration, the Exhibit also serves as an official ‘Welcome Home’ location for our nation’s Vietnam Veterans.”
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 MEE 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 WAA 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. 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.
You can sponsor a veteran’s wreath anytime to support the local WAA program at Gilmer for $17 at https://www.wreathsacrossamerica.org/pages/150521/Overview/?relatedId=0. Each sponsorship goes toward a live, balsam wreath that will be placed on the headstone of an American hero as we endeavor to honor all veterans laid to rest on Saturday, December 16, 2023, as part of National Wreaths Across America Day.
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 beyond.
For more information or to sponsor a wreath, please visit www.wreathsacrossamerica.org.
1218 US Highway 271 North
Gilmer , Texas 75644
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