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Wreaths Across America Exhibit Comes to Northern Idaho

Each Christmas season, members of civic, military, and patriotic organizations volunteer to lay wreaths at the graves of heroes at more than 2,500 locations across the United States and abroad.

This is conducted in coordination with the wreath laying ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery.

The Mission: To Remember, Honor and Teach.

The Wreaths Across America Mobile Exhibit National Tour will take place in Newby-ginnings, Northern Idaho, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Wednesday, July 20. Newby-ginnings is a non-profit organization that provides essentials and household items to veterans, active military personnel and their families. free of charge.

“I’m super excited and honored that the Wreaths Across America exhibit is at Newby-ginnings this year,” Newby-ginnings Founder and Executive Director Theresa Hart said Wednesday. “I also look forward to visiting it. Every year I attend the wreath laying ceremony at Memorial Gardens in Coeur d’Alene with Kathy Bush and the Kiwanis Club of Coeur d’Alene, so it will be nice to hear the story.”

The exhibition is free and open to the public.

Wreaths Across America Executive Director Karen Worcester said the goal of the Wreaths Across America Mobile Education Expo is to bring the community together and teach patriotism while remembering the service and sacrifice of heroes. Americans.

“Over the past two years, we believe this exhibit has taken on even more meaning by offering people the opportunity to safely participate in something that is both educational and inspiring, while supporting and giving back to the communities that she’s visiting,” Worcester said.

The Mobile Educational Exhibit achieves this goal through interactive exhibits, short films and shared stories. The exhibit serves as a mobile museum that educates visitors about the sacrifice of American servicemen and servicewomen.

All are invited and encouraged to visit, tour and speak with Wreaths Across America representatives and volunteers. Visitors will learn about the national nonprofit organization and the work its volunteers do to support America’s heroes and their communities throughout the year.

Wreaths Across America is the nonprofit best known for placing wreaths on veterans’ headstones at Arlington National Cemetery. In 2021, the organization placed more than 2.4 million sponsored veterans’ wreaths at more than 3,100 participating locations nationwide.

The mobile exhibit tour in northern Idaho is sponsored by the Daughters of the American Revolution chapter, Lt. George Farragut.

“The wreath laying ceremonies take place on the second or third Saturday of December each year,” said Jane Robertson, event coordinator and DAR member. “Most locals find out about corona day the next day when they read the article and see the pictures in the press. Now is their chance to experience Wreaths Across America and their mission to remember our fallen American veterans, to honor those who serve and teach our children the values ​​of freedom.They can also participate in this year’s wreath ceremonies on December 17 by sponsoring a wreath on July 20.

Visit anytime to sponsor a wreath for $15. Every sponsorship goes towards a wreath of living balm that will be placed on the headstone of an American hero at 9 a.m., December 17 as part of National Wreaths Across America Day in honor of all buried veterans.

Newby-ginnings is at 570 S. Clearwater Loop, Post Falls.