Wreaths Across America exhibit visits Portsmouth Oct. 24

Public welcome to view display at Clements’ Marketplace

Posted 10/20/23

Wreaths Across America’s Mobile Education Exhibit has been honoring veterans all over the country, and now it’s making a stop in Portsmouth on Tuesday, Oct. 24.

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Wreaths Across America exhibit visits Portsmouth Oct. 24

Public welcome to view display at Clements’ Marketplace

Posted

PORTSMOUTH — Wreaths Across America’s Mobile Education Exhibit has been honoring veterans all over the country, and now it’s making a stop in Portsmouth on Tuesday, Oct. 24.

Project Blue Star and The Portsmouth veterans Honor Roll Committee is inviting all residents to view the exhibit, which will be set up at Clements’ Marketplace, 2575 East Main Road, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event is free an open to all.

Wreaths Across America (WAA) is best known for placing over 2.7 million veterans’ wreaths at over 3,700 locations nationally and abroad on National Wreaths Across America Day. However, the work to recognize the nation’s veterans, military families, and active-duty service members is a yearlong effort.

“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 (MEE) 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 brings 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 this nation’s heroes.

For more information, visit wreathsacrossamerica.org.

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