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    Andersonville

    National Historic Site Georgia

Memorial Day - Cemetery Warden Program

Visitors straighten flags among grave rows

An adult assists youth in straightening flags near the Iowa Monument.

NPS/E. Leonard

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

Staffing Needs
Over the holiday weekend, we need groups to serve as Cemetery Wardens at the following times:

Saturday

  • 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. (up to two groups)

Sunday

  • 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. (up to two groups)
  • 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (one group)
  • 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. (up to two groups)

Monday, Memorial Day

  • 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. (up to two groups)
  • 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (one group)
  • 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. (up to two groups)

Did You Know?

Lieber College sign

Dr. Francis Lieber was the primary author of instructions for U.S. troops regarding prisoners of war. As a Constitutional professor and abolitionist, his work was widely unpopular in the Civil War South. Today a building at the University of South Carolina, where he taught, is named in his honor.