Wreaths Across America, the nonprofit that coordinates wreath-laying ceremonies at thousands of veterans' cemeteries, has found a home for its online radio station on iHeartRadio. With a mission to remember the fallen, Wreaths Across America Radio carries 24/7 informational and inspirational programming for members of the U.S. armed forces, their families, veterans and volunteers who support its cause. It also weaves in a variety of music with roots in patriotism and pride.
Hosting mornings on the 24/7 channel is Michael W. Hale, an award-winning radio vet who has worked on air in Maine and Florida. Other shows of veteran and military interest include "Cup of Joe Radio" on Friday nights, content produced by soldiers from the Wyoming National Guard on Saturday mornings at 9am ET, “The Spouse Angle” at 10am on Saturdays, and other programs that support the mission and help share the stories of those who have served.
"The veterans we honor committed themselves, unselfishly, at the most critical moments in our nation's history," said Karen Worcester, WAA's Executive Director. "Through this partnership with iHeart Radio, we will be able to share their stories, and those of our dedicated volunteers who work tirelessly in their own communities, with a much larger audience and hopefully encourage others to get involved with the mission."
Jeff Pierce, Operations Manager, for Wreaths Across America Radio, says placing a wreath at a veteran’s final resting place “and understanding the healing that this simple gesture has for so many, makes this an important partnership as music has a synergy of purpose.”
This year's Wreaths Across America Day will take place Saturday, Dec. 18, at more than 2,500 participating locations nationwide.