Columbia Falls, Maine — Wreaths Across America announced Monday, May 16, that its Mobile Education Exhibit’s (MEE) national tour will be in Michigan during May and June, thanks to support from Michigan-based Meijer Inc.
“The goal of the Wreaths Across America Mobile Education Exhibit is to bring the community together and teach patriotism while remembering the service and sacrifice of our nation’s heroes,” said Karen Worcester, executive director of Wreaths Across America. “This exhibit provides 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 thenation’s heroes as well as serving as an official “welcome home” station for veterans.
“As a family company, we are so pleased to support this important initiative to honor our nation’s heroes and educate our communities,” said Cathy Cooper, senior director of community partnerships and giving for Meijer.
Unless otherwise noted, events are free and open to the public. The Michigan tour includes:
Friday, May 27, at Load One LLC (private event for company employees and drivers)
Saturday, May 28, from 5-9:30 p.m. at Matrix Expedited Service, 4268 Holiday Drive
Monday, May 30, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Karreer-Simpson Funeral Home, 1720 Elk St.
Tuesday, May 31, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Creasey Bicentennial Park, 1505 E. Grand Blanc Road
Thursday, June 2, at Meijer Supercenters (private event for employees)
Saturday, June 4, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 200 E. Grand River Ave.
Sunday, June 5, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 2190 E. Beltline Ave. NE
Monday, June 6, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 380 Chicago Ave. (parking lot between Russ’ and West Michigan Bike)
Tuesday, June 7, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Veterans Park, 201 N. Lake St.
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