According to various traditions throughout the world, “wish trees” posses spiritual power to which offerings are made. At the Smithsonian Folklife Festival, Peace Corps offered attendees the opportunity to attach messages to a wish tree to honor the memory of Peace Corps friends lost or to offer good will to Peace Corps Volunteers and partners around the world.

According to various traditions throughout the world, “wish trees” posses spiritual power to which offerings are made. At the Smithsonian Folklife Festival, Peace Corps offered attendees the opportunity to attach messages to a wish tree to honor the memory of Peace Corps friends lost or to offer good will to Peace Corps Volunteers and partners around the world.