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The Wreaths Across America Mobile Education Exhibit National Tour To Make a Stop in Summerville

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Wreaths Across America (WAA), in conjunction with the Susannah Smith Elliott Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, is proud to announce a local stop for the WAA Mobile Education Exhibit (MEE) national tour.

The MEE started its tour at the WAA Headquarters in Maine and will be in Summerville for a scheduled event that is both free and open to the public. The event will take place Thursday, February 24th from 10 am to 5 pm at Bethany United Methodist Church located at 118 W. 3rd Street, Summerville.

“Daughters of the American Revolution is so excited about supporting Wreaths Across America, and this is also part of our national society goals to show our support for this wonderful organization,” said Libby Billham, Vice President General for the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution and a local member of the Susannah Smith Elliott Chapter, NSDAR. “We would love to see as many people as possible during that date. They’ll be able to walk through the exhibit. They’ll find out all about the process on how the wreaths are made, and they’re also going to learn how this became so important to Wreaths Across America to serve our veterans.”

“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.

Here is a complete list of the South Carolina WAA Mobile Education Exhibit stops: 

PELZER, SC – Friday, February 18, 2022 – Snow Campaign, NSDAR, Daughters of the American Revolution welcome the Wreaths Across America Mobile Education Exhibit national tour. The WAA MEE is free and open to the public and will take place at 112 Lebby Street,. The event is open from 10 a.m. – 4p.m.

CLEMSON, SC – Saturday, February 19, 2022 – The SC Daughters of the American Revolution Andrew Pickens and Fort Prince George Chapters in Clemson welcome the Wreaths Across America Mobile Education Exhibit national tour. The WAA MEE is free and open to the public and will take place at Nettles Park, 102 Nettles Park Road. The event is open from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

ANDERSON, SC – Sunday, February 20, 2022 – The Hudson Berry Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution welcome the Wreaths Across America Mobile Education Exhibit national tour. The WAA MEE is free and open to the public and will take place at 100 S. Main Street. The event is open from 2 p.m. – 7 p.m.

AIKEN, SC – Tuesday, February 22, 2022 – The Esther Marion Chapter, NSDAR welcomes the Wreaths Across America Mobile Education Exhibit national tour to Gaston

Livery Stable. The WAA MEE is free and open to the public and will take place next door to Veterans Memorial Park and will be located at 1315 Richland Ave E. The event is open from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

SUMMERVILLE, SC – Thursday, February 24, 2022 – the Susannah Smith Elliott

Chapter, NSDAR will host the Wreaths Across America’s (WAA) Mobile Education Exhibit in the parking lot of Bethany United Methodist Church in Summerville, SC, for a day of education and public tours. Tours are free and open to the public from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and will be located at Bethany United Methodist Church, 118W 3rd South St., Summerville, SC.

LUGOFF, SC – Friday, February 25, 2022 – The Joseph Kershaw Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution will host the Wreaths Across America’s (WAA) Mobile Education Exhibit for free tours that are open to the public from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Wateree Veterans Park, 550 Hwy 1 South.

McCORMICK, SC – Saturday, February 26, 2022 – The Long Cane Chapter NSDAR host the Wreaths Across America Mobile Education Exhibit national tour. The WAA MEE is free and open to the public and will be located at the Food Lion Parking Lot, 303 S. Mine Street. The event is open to the general public from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

The public tours for the MEE are free and open to the public with social distancing, sanitation and COVID-19 safety procedures in place to protect the health of all visitors in accordance with the CDCs recommendation for large gatherings stemming from concerns surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic. Members of the media, dignitaries, veterans and other interested groups are urged to come, ask questions, share stories and experience this one-of-a-kind exhibit.

Wreaths Across America is the non-profit organization best known for placing wreaths on veteran’s headstones at Arlington National Cemetery. However, in 2020 alone, the organization placed more than 1.7 million sponsored veterans’ wreaths at 2,557 participating locations nationwide. Throughout the calendar year you can tune in to Wreaths Across America Radio, 24/7, to learn more about the mission and those who support it across the country, as well as the hundreds of local charitable efforts nationwide that are funded through wreath sponsorships.

You can sponsor a veteran’s wreath anytime for $15 at www.wreathsacrossamerica.org. 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 at noon on Saturday, December 18, 2021, as part of National Wreaths across America Day.

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