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?
The deadline at the Andersonville prison consisted of a rail about four feet off the ground that was situated nineteen feet from the stockade wall. Any prisoner who crossed this line with any part of his body was likely to be shot without warning by a guard in a guard tower.