National Former POW Recognition Day
April 9th is designated by Congress as the Presidentially proclaimed observance of National Former POW Recognition Day. On April 9, 1942 United States forces surrendered on the Bataan Peninsula, beginning the Bataan Death March. The park observes the day through programs and raising the Avenue of Flags in the national cemetery.
Did You Know?
Clara Barton accompanied the Army expedition which established of the National Cemetery at Andersonville. She raised the Stars and Stripes over the cemetery for the first time on August 17, 1865. More...