May 10, 2013
Clarence “Tiger” Davis to speak at Andersonville Memorial Day Observance
Vietnam Veteran Clarence “Tiger” Davis will be the featured speaker at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 26, 2013, at the annual Memorial Day Service in Andersonville National Cemetery. Memorial Day activities will begin at 1:30 p.m. in Andersonville National Cemetery with instrumental music performed by the US Army Maneuver Center of Excellence Band. The formal program will begin at 2:00 p.m. The ceremony will feature wreath presentations by several military, civic, and patriotic organizations.
May 03, 2013
Return With Honor Temporary Exhibit Opens at Andersonville National Historic Site
Andersonville National Historic Site is pleased to announce the opening of its latest temporary exhibit, Return With Honor. This exhibit commemorates the 40th Anniversary of the release of American POWs held during the Vietnam War.
April 29, 2013
New Operating Hours for the National Prisoner of War Museum
Beginning Monday, May 13, 2013, the National Prisoner of War Museum will adopt new operating hours of 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily.
April 12, 2013
Dynamic Teacher Wanted for Summer Professional Development Opportunity at Andersonville National Historic Site
Andersonville National Historic Site is accepting applications from teachers interested in a challenging and fun professional development opportunity at the park this summer. One teacher will be selected as Teacher-Ranger-Teachers (TRT), working with park rangers for eight to ten weeks to develop lesson plans focused on park resources.
April 12, 2013
Getting Ready for Memorial Day at Andersonville
Beginning with citizen gatherings nearly 150 years ago, Memorial Day is the most significant annual ceremony in Andersonville National Cemetery. Today, this patriotic holiday is observed by the National Park Service with a multi-day series of public activities.
April 10, 2013
EchoTaps to be Sounded in Andersonville National Cemetery - 2013
Armed Forces Day is Saturday May 18, 2013 and to observe the occasion, the solemn tune Taps will be sounded at every National Cemetery and U.S. Veterans cemetery worldwide at 11:00 a.m.
April 08, 2013
Prisoner of War Museum to Host Book Signing with Bob Bovitch
The National Prisoner of War Museum at Andersonville National Historic Site will host a book signing Saturday by Vietnam Veteran Bob Bovitch. Mr. Bovitch has written several books concerning veterans’ issues.
March 27, 2013
Statement on the effects of sequestration at Andersonville National Historic Site
Effective March 1, 2013, Andersonville National Historic Site was required by "sequestration" (a series of automatic, across-the-board permanent spending cuts) to reduce its annual budget by five percent.The park, including Andersonville National Cemetery, must absorb that cut in the remaining seven months of this fiscal year that ends September 30.The federal law imposing sequestration requires that each park take this cut.
March 18, 2013
Seasonal Decorations at Andersonville National Cemetery
As the reappearance of leaves on the trees outside denotes the arrival of warmer weather, the National Park Service would like to remind the public of seasonal changes to the floral decoration policy in Andersonville National Cemetery.
March 15, 2013
Korean War POW Bill Freeman to speak at the National Prisoner of War Museum
The National Prisoner of War Museum at Andersonville National Historic Site is proud to announce that former Korean POW Bill Freeman will speak at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday April 6, 2013 in the museum theater.
March 13, 2013
Team Up to Clean Up Andersonville for “Park Day”
On Saturday, April 6, 2013, history buffs and preservationists from around the country will team up with the Civil War Trust to help clean and restore America's priceless battlefields, cemeteries and shrines. At Andersonville, volunteers will assist with repair and rebuilding of replica prisoner shelters in the reconstructed northeast corner of the prison site.