CAMP HILL, PA. – The Pennsylvania Motor Truck Association is excited to welcome the Wreaths Across America Mobile Education Exhibit to Harrisburg on Friday, June 18. The MEE will be at Mission BBQ on Jonestown Road in Harrisburg from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.
“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.
In addition to the MEE’s interactive exhibits, there will be a brief commemoration at noon honoring veterans that served in the Vietnam War. In addition to PMTA and WAA representatives, US Congressman Scott Perry and State Representative Andrew Lewis will also be in attendance and provide remarks.
PMTA will also honor trucking companies that participate in WAA’s Honor Fleet, delivering wreaths across the country to be placed in veteran cemeteries.
“We are tremendously grateful to those who have served our country,” said Rebecca Oyler, President and CEO of PMTA, “and we were delighted when we were presented with the opportunity to bring Wreaths Across America and the Mobile Education Exhibit to Harrisburg. Wreaths Across America is an outstanding program that honors the service and sacrifice of our nation’s veterans and fallen heroes. We are proud to have members that recognize this and support them in their mission.”
Wreaths Across America is the non-profit organization best known for placing wreaths on veterans’ 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.
The commemoration will include a welcome home ceremony for registered Vietnam veterans. Wreaths Across America has been a Commemorative Partner in the congressionally chartered Commemoration since 2012. Since that time, it has held 2,190 welcome home ceremonies for Vietnam veterans throughout the nation. During the ceremony on Friday, each veteran will be presented with a Vietnam Veteran Lapel Pin thanking and honoring them for their service.
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