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Contact: Charles Barr, 229-924-0343 ext. 112
Release Date: November 1, 2017
Contacts: Charles Barr, firstname.lastname@example.org, 229 924-0343, ext. 112
Honor a Fallen Veteran at Andersonville National Cemetery with a Wreath
Place a 20” wreath anytime in December or sponsor a wreath through Wreaths Across America by November 27th
ANDERSONVILLE, Georgia – Andersonville National Historic Site invites you to honor the memory and sacrifices made by our military this holiday season by placing a wreath on a veteran’s grave at Andersonville National Cemetery. You can order a wreath from a local florist and have it delivered directly to the gravesite, bring one in person, or sponsor one through Wreaths Across America.
Wreaths can be no larger than 20 inches, and can be delivered to or placed on graves beginning on December 1st. The last day to sponsor a wreath through Wreaths Across America is November 27th.
To sponsor a wreath for Andersonville National Cemetery through Wreaths Across America, you can go directly to the Andersonville National Cemetery page at https://goo.gl/kj61Pu and select “Donate”. Or you can go to www.wreathsacrossamerica.org, select “Donate”, then select “Sponsor a wreath at my local cemetery”. Type “Andersonville National Cemetery” into the search box at the top of the page, hit enter, then select “View”. Once you are on the Andersonville National Cemetery page, click on “Donate”. You can choose to sponsor a wreath for a specific grave, in memory of a fallen hero, in honor of a living veteran, or for any gravesite.
Sponsored wreaths will be placed on graves during our Wreaths Across America event on Saturday, December 16th. The public is invited to help place sponsored wreaths as part of the event, which begins at noon in Andersonville National Cemetery.
To find the location of a specific grave, please visit http://gravelocator.cem.va.gov or stop at the park’s National Prisoner of War Museum to search our lobby database.
Wreaths Across America is a national program that encourages individuals, community groups, and families to sponsor wreaths for placement in national cemeteries throughout the United States. Wreaths can be sponsored for placement on specific graves, or left un-designated to place on one of thousands of un-visited graves.
Andersonville National Historic Site is located 10 miles south of Oglethorpe, GA and 10 miles northeast of Americus, GA on Georgia Highway 49. The national park features the National Prisoner of War Museum, Andersonville National Cemetery and the site of the historic Civil War prison, Camp Sumter. Andersonville National Historic Site is the only national park within the National Park System to serve as a memorial to all American prisoners of war. Park grounds are open from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. with the museum open from 9:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Admission is free. For more information on the park, call 229 924-0343, visit on the web at www.nps.gov/ande/, or find us on Facebook at facebook.com/AndersonvilleNPS.
About the National Park Service. More than 20,000 National Park Service employees care for America’s 401 national parks and work with communities across the nation to help preserve local history and create close-to-home recreational opportunities. Learn more at www.nps.gov.