Memorial Day - Cemetery Warden Program
Cemetery Wardens will act as ambassadors for the National Cemetery, seeking to inform, educate and involve the visitor to better understand the meaning of the Memorial Day holiday as well as the lessons of heroic sacrifice found at Andersonville. Volunteer wardens would serve four hour shifts in the National Cemetery assisting visitors and straightening the grave site flags as needed.
Groups or individuals wishing to participate in the Cemetery Warden program should contact Chief of Interpretation and Education Eric Leonard at 229 924-0343, ext. 201 or e-mail us
Monday, Memorial Day
Did You Know?
Adam Swarner, a young Cavalryman from New York State was the first prisoner to die at Andersonville. Five months later, his brother Jacob was buried in grave number 4,005 of the National Cemetery.