Guymon Daily Herald

Wreaths Across America’s mobile education exhibit stops in Oklahoma


The Southeast Oklahoma Library System is 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 the Administra­tion Building, 2820 N. Main Street from 9am-3pm.

“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 yearround. Members of the media, dignitarie­s, veterans, and other interested groups are urged to come, ask questions, share stories, and experience this one-of-akind 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 www.wreathsacr­ to make a request.

You can sponsor a veteran’s wreath anytime for $17 at www.wreathacro­ 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.

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