National Mall to Welcome Home and Honor our Nation’s Vietnam Veterans
Local & National News | April 28, 2023
Wreaths Across America Announces Participation in this Historic Three-day Event

Wreaths Across America (WAA), a national nonprofit, has announced its participation in a historic three-day event on the National Mall in Washington D.C., from May 11-13, 2023. This event is part of the 50th anniversary of The United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration (VWC), and is titled “Welcome Home! A Nation Honors our Vietnam Veterans and Their Families.”

The interactive and immersive experience will feature over 90 participating organizations, and is open to the public, with everyone encouraged to attend this generational learning opportunity with their families. WAA’s Mobile Education Exhibit (MEE), currently on a national tour, will be on display as part of the event’s Camp Legacy at both the JFK Hockey Fields and West Potomac Park, and will be open for free tours.

Wreaths Across America Radio will be broadcasting live from the MEE over the three days, and the radio team will be speaking with Vietnam veterans as well as other Veteran Service Organizations (VSOs) on-site, sharing stories of service and success with listeners unable to attend in person. Wreaths Across America Radio is a 24/7 internet radio station that can be accessed anytime and anywhere on the iHeart Radio app, Audacy app, TuneIn app, or at

In addition, on May 11 from 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm ET, Wreaths Across America Radio will broadcast live from the Library of Congress for a prominent event entitled “Live! at the library: The War and Peace of Tim O’Brien.” This event is free and open to the public, but online registrations are required.

Karen Worcester, executive director of WAA, expressed her excitement and gratitude for being part of a historic event, and for being able to share the event with all those who wished they could be there. “We are both grateful and excited to share these important experiences with our supporters as we continue to Remember, Honor and Teach all year round.”

The opening ceremony will take place on May 11 at 11 a.m. at the West end of the JFK Hockey Fields, with a ribbon cutting and special remarks, followed by a flyover by four Vietnam War period Huey helicopters in a 4-ship formation. For a complete itinerary and location of events, visit


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