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    Andersonville

    National Historic Site Georgia

Memorial Day Flag Program

Patch design showing a Civil War headstone with a flag placed in front of it

Memorial Day Service Patch

Each year, hundreds of volunteers contribute to the success of the Memorial Day holiday programs at the Andersonville National Cemetery.

The Memorial Day Flag Program begins Saturday morning and extends through the weekend so that we may properly honor the graves of our veterans. Over the four days of the holiday weekend, we rely on volunteers for assistance in the following tasks:

  1. Placing flags at graves Saturday morning (limited to 300 participants).
  2. Assistance with the annual program on Sunday.
  3. Flag Wardens to straighten flags throughout the cemetery on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday.
  4. Pickup of the flags from the National Cemetery on Tuesday morning/mid-day.

Courtesy the park's cooperating association Eastern National, a special patch will be made available to registered participants only, as a measure of our thanks for your assistance.

2014 Flag Program Information:
2014 flag program informational letter
2014 flag program registration

Registration forms are due to the park before April 25, 2014

 
A group of Girl Scouts place flags on graves in the Andersonville National Cemetery.
A group of Girl Scouts place flags on graves in the Andersonville National Cemetery.
NPS/Joan Stibitz

Did You Know?

Drawing of a barbershop inside the Andersonville prison

Inside the Andersonville prison was a vibrant free market economy. Prisoner George Fechtner recounted that, “there were a number of barber shops there where men could get shaved, their hair cut and whiskers dyed, and some of them carried on the doctoring business. They would buy their dyeing articles to work with, their soap and other things, from new arrivals.” Other prisoners operated stores, sold firewood, and repaired clothes and shoes.