Wreaths Across America
Each December Andersonville National Historic Site participates in the national Wreaths Across America program to remember and honor our military veterans. Sponsored wreaths will be laid on gravesites in National Cemeteries across the country, including Andersonville National Cemetery, on the second Saturday of December. The next Wreaths Across America ceremony is scheduled for Saturday December 14, 2013.
If you, your family, organization, or business is interested in sponsoring a 20" Frasier Fir wreath with a red velveteen bow, you can learn more about the program and sponsor wreaths online at www.wreathsacrossamerica.org.
Wreaths provided through the Wreaths Across America are placed on sponsored grave locations, with the bulk of them placed in older sections of the cemetery. In 2011 a portion of Section A received wreaths; in 2013 wreaths will be placed in Section B, depending on the number of wreaths received.
Honor the Forgotten - Sponsor a Wreath
Remember a Loved One
Decorate Andersonville in 2014
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.