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Wreaths Across America

The Adam Thoroughgood Chapter, NSDAR, Virginia Beach, Virginia is proud to announce a local stop for the Wreath’s Across America’s Mobile Education Exhibit (MEE) national tour. The MEE will be free and open to the public locally at Nauticus, 1 Waterside Dr, Norfolk, Virginia on July 6, 2023 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM with a Welcome Home Ceremony for Vietnam Veterans at 11 AM.

“The mission of Wreaths Across America is to Remember the fallen, Honor those who have served and their families, and teach the next generation the value of freedom,” said Karen Worcester, Executive Director. “The Mobile Education Exhibit provides the unique opportunity for communities to come together and share the stories of those who served and sacrificed. Through our partnership with the United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration, the Exhibit also serves as an official ‘Welcome Home’ location for our nation’s Vietnam Veterans.”

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

This exhibit will be hosted in the front loop of Nauticus, a maritime discovery center in Downtown Norfolk. Nauticus is home to the Battleship Wisconsin which makes this a fitting location to honor veterans and supporters. 

When the MEE pulls into the area, 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. 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.

For more information about our local chapter for Wreath’s Across America, please visit