• North HillSide Photomerge

    Andersonville

    National Historic Site Georgia

Avenue of Flags

The avenue of flags leading to the Rostrum.

The avenue of flags leading to the Rostrum.

NPS/Alan Marsh

The Avenue of Flags is the display of a multiplicity of U.S. flags usually arrayed on both sides of the principal avenue or drive that leads from the main entrance or gate into the cemetery. The Avenue of Flags cemetery and reinforces patriotism, national pride and represents a visible, bold and proud display of flags.

In most cases, the Avenue of Flags is only flown on days of special ceremonial significance such as Memorial Day. At Andersonville National Cemetery, the Avenue of Flags display is arrayed five times each year: for the National Former POW Recognition Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, National POW/MIA Recognition Day and Veterans Day weekends.

Did You Know?

Photograph of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl

Sgt Bowe Bergdahl, US Army, captured in Afghanistan on June 30, 2009 is now free. He was exchanged on May 31, 2014.