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Wreaths Across America Mobile Education Exhibit makes stops in Ohio

PAINSVILLE, Ohio – Wreaths Across America’s Mobile Education Exhibit will visit Painesville from 4-7 p.m. Friday, July 24 and then again from a different location Saturday, July 25 from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. for a very special public opportunity to honor America’s veterans.

On July 24, Riders Inn will host the Wreaths Across America Mobile Education Exhibit as part of their Christmas in July celebrations. The exhibit will be located at 792 Mentor Ave. Painesville. For more information, visit ridersinn.com.

On July 25, New Connecticut Daughters of the America Revolution and Lake County Historical Society will be hosting the Wreaths Across America Mobile Education Exhibit. The exhibit will be located at 415 Riverside Drive, Painesville, Ohio.

This will be a special chance for people to come by and get a free exhibit tour. Members of the media, dignitaries, veterans and other interested groups are urged to come join us as this may be the only opportunity to learn more about Wreaths Across America, the work being done to honor veterans and get a first-hand account of what it is like to deliver 2.5 million Wreaths on Dec. 19 of this year and learn how is impacts families all across America. The goal of the WAA Education Exhibit is to bring local communities and our military together with education, stories, and interactive connections.

WAA takes great pride in its mission to Remember, Honor, Teach. The mobile Education Exhibit will help to teach not only the next generation but all community members and visitors about the services and sacrifices of our nation’s military. All veterans, active-duty military, their families, and the local community are invited and encouraged to speak with Wreaths Across America volunteers to learn more about the organization’s mission – Remember, Honor, Teach.

“The goal of The Wreaths Across America Mobile Education Exhibit is to build community awareness and understanding of the organization’s yearlong mission to Remember, Honor, Teach,” said Karen Worcester, executive director, Wreaths Across America. “However, 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 with safety measures in place that is both educational and fun, while supporting and giving back to the community during this uncertain time.”

Amber Caron, a WAA spokesperson said, “I’m proud to have the opportunity to mimic the courage and valor of our country’s veterans by forging ahead with this event and offering folks the hope we can still be united for a great cause. I’m also hopeful that families use this as an opportunity to teach community spirit, as well as having significant meaning for so many.”

This event is 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 CDC’s recommendation for large gatherings stemming from concerns surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic.

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