Wreaths Across America Radio

Celebrating volunteerism in support of America’s military, their families and our veterans.

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About Wreaths Across America & WAA Radio

Wreaths Across America is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded to continue and expand the annual wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery, begun by Maine businessman Morrill Worcester in 1992. The organization’s mission – Remember, Honor, Teach – is carried out in part each year by coordinating wreath-laying ceremonies in December at Arlington, as well as at more than 1,422 veterans’ cemeteries and other locations in all 50 states and overseas. 

Wreaths Across America Radio was founded in 2014 as a 24/7 Internet stream. Its unique format offers patriotic music of all genres and informational content about members of the U.S. armed forces, their families, military veterans, and volunteers throughout the country and overseas who support the nonprofits’ mission to remember, honor and teach.


On the Air for WAA Radio

Susan Patten is employed by Wreaths Across America and brings her patriotism and passion to the organization as a multi-media journalist providing informational and educational media content for the organization’s web blog, social media platforms, and WAA Radio. She holds a B.S. in Communications and genuinely enjoys her interviews and interactions with our nation’s service men and women, their families and the proud, committed volunteers who support them.

Susan has an extensive background in broadcast journalism, nonprofit development, public speaking, and media relations.

Brian Nadeau is a Radio DJ enthusiast and has been most of his life. Inspiration first hit at age seven when he had an opportunity to watch professional announcers do their shows at a local radio station. His mother Beverly worked in broadcast sales, so Brian had great exposure to the craft. "Radio 62" with Don Clarke and Mike McCarty, who allowed him to quietly sit and observe their live air work cueing records and reading the news shaped his impression. Then during the mid 80’s & 90’s, Brian was a part and full-time announcer at radio stations: WABI, WPBC, WEZQ, WBGW, KISS-94/WKSQ in Bangor, Maine.

In addition to his professional sound announcing on WAA Radio, Brian is an accomplished musician and music educator. He’s passionate about volunteer voice work for Wreaths Across America Radio as a way to “pay it back“ in deep thanks and gratitude to our veterans.

Contact for WAA Radio:

waaradio@wreathsacrossamerica.org


Special Program Features

Coming Soon to Wreaths Across America Radio

Mission Matters with Wreaths Across America Executive Director Karen Worcester

Starting March 28, 2018 tune in on Wednesdays at 7:00 AM and again at 7:00 PM Eastern as Karen speaks with members of our military, veterans, dedicated volunteers and other special guests about the importance of the mission to remember, honor and teach.


Wreaths Across America’s Trucking Tributes

A feature produced by Susan Patten airs daily Monday-Friday at 11:00 AM and again at 4:00PM Eastern. Trucking Tributes is a profile on an individual, business or organization associated with the trucking industry that supports the Wreaths Across America mission. 

Wreaths Across America Founders Receive the Congressional Medal of Honor Society's Patriot Award

Wreaths Across America today announced that its Executive Director Karen Worcester and Founder Morrill Worcester were awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor Society’s Patriot Award, the highest award the Society can bestow to an individual. The Patriot Award honors individuals who have exhibited dedication to and passion for the American ideals of freedom and democracy through their lives, words and actions. The Worcesters were presented with the award at the Salute to the Medal of Honor Gala sponsored by Walmart in Bentonville, Ark., on Friday evening, April 20, 2018. <div> </div><div>“The Worcesters are incredible people and very deserving of our Patriot Award,” said Medal of Honor Recipient Bob Patterson, vice president, Congressional Medal of Honor Society. “What they do each and every year with Wreaths Across America truly honors our Veterans and their families. Our entire Nation should be grateful to them for their steadfast efforts for our Veterans, who are gone but never forgotten.” </div><div> </div><div>It was December 1992 in Harrington, Maine, when the Worcester Wreath Company found itself with a surplus of 5,000 wreaths during the holiday season. Owner Morrill Worcester saw the surplus as an opportunity to pay tribute to our country’s veterans and with the help of Maine Senator Olympia Snowe, arranged for the wreaths to be placed at Arlington National Cemetery. This annual tribute to our country’s veterans has continued ever since, touching the lives of millions of veterans’ families and volunteers and growing in scope through the years. </div><div> </div><div>“As a nation, we owe our veterans so much. Their sacrifices have made it possible for this great country to be free and that should never be forgotten,” said Morrill Worcester, founder, Wreaths Across America. “Millions of volunteers have made Wreaths Across America what it is today, and Karen and I are honored to accept the Congressional Medal of Honor Society’s Patriot Award on their behalf.” </div><div> </div><p>In 2007, the Worcester family along with veterans and volunteers formed the non-profit organization Wreaths Across America to continue and expand their efforts at Arlington National Cemetery and to support those around the country who wished to do the same. Morrill’s wife, Karen, has served as the organization’s volunteer Executive Director since the non-profit was created and today oversees what has become a massive volunteer organization that continues to grow. In 2017 alone, Wreaths Across America and its national network of volunteers laid over 1.5 million veterans’ wreaths at 1,433 locations in all 50 U.S. states, at sea, and abroad. </p><div>“Wreaths Across America brings together people from all walks of life, uniting them in the common mission to remember the fallen, honor those that serve, and teach the next generation about the true cost of freedom,” said Karen Worcester, executive director, Wreaths Across America. “Wreaths Across America has become a beacon of hope and connection for many in a world that can sometimes seem filled with strife. Morrill and I are humbled to be a small part of this and are beyond moved to be recognized by the Congressional Medal of Honor Society who represents the best of the best in this country.” </div><div> </div><div>This year, National Wreaths Across America Day will be held on Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018. It is a free event and open to all people. For more information, visit <a href="https://wreathsacrossamerica.org">www.wreathsacrossamerica.org</a>. </div><div> </div><div>Medal of Honor Recipient and vice president of the Congressional Medal of Honor Society Bob Patterson with Karen and Morrill Worcester. Photo by Stephen Ironside.</div>...


Wreaths Across America’s Military Musicians Showcase

A feature produced by Susan Patten showcases America’s military musicians and their musical contributions combined with stories and information on the history of military music. Military Musicians Showcase airs Saturday and Sunday 10:00 AM to Noon Eastern.

Wreaths Across America Founders Receive the Congressional Medal of Honor Society's Patriot Award

Wreaths Across America today announced that its Executive Director Karen Worcester and Founder Morrill Worcester were awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor Society’s Patriot Award, the highest award the Society can bestow to an individual. The Patriot Award honors individuals who have exhibited dedication to and passion for the American ideals of freedom and democracy through their lives, words and actions. The Worcesters were presented with the award at the Salute to the Medal of Honor Gala sponsored by Walmart in Bentonville, Ark., on Friday evening, April 20, 2018. <div> </div><div>“The Worcesters are incredible people and very deserving of our Patriot Award,” said Medal of Honor Recipient Bob Patterson, vice president, Congressional Medal of Honor Society. “What they do each and every year with Wreaths Across America truly honors our Veterans and their families. Our entire Nation should be grateful to them for their steadfast efforts for our Veterans, who are gone but never forgotten.” </div><div> </div><div>It was December 1992 in Harrington, Maine, when the Worcester Wreath Company found itself with a surplus of 5,000 wreaths during the holiday season. Owner Morrill Worcester saw the surplus as an opportunity to pay tribute to our country’s veterans and with the help of Maine Senator Olympia Snowe, arranged for the wreaths to be placed at Arlington National Cemetery. This annual tribute to our country’s veterans has continued ever since, touching the lives of millions of veterans’ families and volunteers and growing in scope through the years. </div><div> </div><div>“As a nation, we owe our veterans so much. Their sacrifices have made it possible for this great country to be free and that should never be forgotten,” said Morrill Worcester, founder, Wreaths Across America. “Millions of volunteers have made Wreaths Across America what it is today, and Karen and I are honored to accept the Congressional Medal of Honor Society’s Patriot Award on their behalf.” </div><div> </div><p>In 2007, the Worcester family along with veterans and volunteers formed the non-profit organization Wreaths Across America to continue and expand their efforts at Arlington National Cemetery and to support those around the country who wished to do the same. Morrill’s wife, Karen, has served as the organization’s volunteer Executive Director since the non-profit was created and today oversees what has become a massive volunteer organization that continues to grow. In 2017 alone, Wreaths Across America and its national network of volunteers laid over 1.5 million veterans’ wreaths at 1,433 locations in all 50 U.S. states, at sea, and abroad. </p><div>“Wreaths Across America brings together people from all walks of life, uniting them in the common mission to remember the fallen, honor those that serve, and teach the next generation about the true cost of freedom,” said Karen Worcester, executive director, Wreaths Across America. “Wreaths Across America has become a beacon of hope and connection for many in a world that can sometimes seem filled with strife. Morrill and I are humbled to be a small part of this and are beyond moved to be recognized by the Congressional Medal of Honor Society who represents the best of the best in this country.” </div><div> </div><div>This year, National Wreaths Across America Day will be held on Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018. It is a free event and open to all people. For more information, visit <a href="https://wreathsacrossamerica.org">www.wreathsacrossamerica.org</a>. </div><div> </div><div>Medal of Honor Recipient and vice president of the Congressional Medal of Honor Society Bob Patterson with Karen and Morrill Worcester. Photo by Stephen Ironside.</div>...