KING CITY — Wreaths Across America (WAA) is the organization most recognized for placing more than 2.7 million veterans’ wreaths at over 3,700 locations nationally and abroad on National Wreaths Across America Day.
However, the work to recognize the nation’s veterans, military families, active duty service members is a yearlong effort.
WAA has announced that as part of its yearlong mission to “Remember the fallen, Honor those that serve and their families, and Teach the next generation the value of freedom,” its Mobile Education Exhibit (MEE) will make a stop in King City on Sunday, Feb. 19, to share this mission with the community.
Co-sponsored by Southern Monterey County Republican Women Federated, the MEE will be free and open to the public locally at the King City Center, 530 Canal St., from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
“The Mobile Education Exhibit provides the unique opportunity for communities to come together and share the stories of those who served and sacrificed,” said Karen Worcester, executive director of WAA. “Through our partnership with the United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration, the Exhibit also serves as an official ‘Welcome Home’ for our nation’s Vietnam veterans.”
The public tours for the MEE are free with social distancing, sanitation and safety procedures in place to protect the health of all visitors. Dignitaries, veterans and other interested groups are urged to come, ask questions, share stories and experience this one-of-a-kind exhibit.
To sponsor a veteran’s wreath and support the local WAA program, visit wreathsacrossamerica.org/CA0640P. Each sponsorship goes toward a live, balsam wreath that will be placed on the headstone of an American hero on Dec. 16 as part of National Wreaths Across America Day.
A portion of the purchase will support a local veteran’s organization.