Museum on wheels helps to honor local veterans

Wreaths Across America mobile education exhibit will visit Camden, September 17

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    CAMDEN  — Wreaths Across America (WAA) is proud to announce a local stop for the WAA Mobile Education Exhibit (MEE) in Camden as part of its national tour.

    The MEE started its tour at the WAA Headquarters in Maine and will be in the area September 17 for a scheduled event from 11:45 a.m. – 4:45 p.m. at the Camden Public Landing. The event is both free and open to the public and will take place in conjunction with the American Legion War Memorial Post 30’s POW/MIA remembrance event on the same day.  

    According to Jeff Sukeforth, Post 30 Adjutant, the Legion will hold their annual POW/MIA remembrance event on the Camden Village Green beginning at 9 a.m. on September 17 in conjunction with the WAA exhibit. The post will read the names of the 13 Maine military men who remain in an unaccounted for status through the many wars and conflicts. The public is encouraged to join the Legion on the green for this ceremony.

    “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, 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.”

    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 to serve as an official ‘welcome home’ station for our nation’s Vietnam Veterans.

    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.

    The public tours for the MEE are free and open to the public with social distancing, sanitation and COVID-19 safety procedures in place. The public is encouraged to come, ask questions, share stories and experience this one-of-a-kind exhibit.

    “WAA and Post 30 encourage everyone to stop by the mobile exhibit and complete the tour,” Sukeforth said.

    Post 30 will also have items to provide to veterans and veteran families in conjunction with their National POW/MIA Day remembrance event.

    For more information on this event, please call Jeff Sukeforth, War Memorial Post 30 Adjunct and WAA volunteer at 236-3310 or jandc79@myfairpoint.net.

    All other inquiries can be directed to Sean Sullivan, Public Relations Liaison at the National WAA headquarters. Sullivan can be reached at (207) 230-4599 or sullivan@wreathsacrossamerica.org.

     

    Event Date: 

    Fri, 09/17/2021 - 11:45am to 4:45pm

    Event Location: 

    Camden Village Green and Camden Public Landing

    Contact Name: 

    Jeff Sukeforth

    Contact Phone: 

    (207) 236-3310

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