• North HillSide Photomerge

    Andersonville

    National Historic Site Georgia

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.

2013 Presidential Proclamation
2012 Presidential Proclamation
2011 Presidential Proclamation

Did You Know?

The New Jersey monument at Andersonville National Cemetery

The state of New Jersey was the first state to erect a monument in commemoration of the sacrifices of the soldiers from that state held at Andersonville. It was dedicated in 1899. Monuments placed by fifteen other states are also within the park grounds. More...