Exhibit honoring vets coming to Harrington, Middletown

Delaware State News
Posted 9/17/21

Wreaths Across America announced Thursday that its Mobile Education Exhibit, which has been traveling the country to honor veterans, will be making a couple of stops in Delaware.

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Exhibit honoring vets coming to Harrington, Middletown

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Wreaths Across America announced Thursday that its Mobile Education Exhibit, which has been traveling the country to honor veterans, will be making a couple of stops in Delaware.

The display will be in Harrington on Sept. 24 for the first of two visits in the state.

The Harrington Historical Society will welcome the exhibit to remember fallen heroes, honor America’s military and their families, and teach youth about the value of freedom.

In support of this effort, the mobile exhibition will be open for free tours, staging at 108 Fleming St. from 1-8 p.m.

On Sept. 25, Middletown’s Whitehall community will host MEE at its Vet Fest. The free tours will be offered at 801 Mapleton Ave. from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m.

“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 of 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.”

MEE achieves this goal by bringing local communities, 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 Vietnam veterans.

When MEE pulls into an area, all veterans, active-duty military, their families and local residents are invited to visit, take a tour and speak with WAA representatives. They can also share more about the nonprofit and the work its volunteers do.

The tours will be socially distant, with COVID-19 safety procedures in place.

For more information or to host MEE, visit here.