Memorial Day Flag Program

Patch design showing a Civil War headstone with a flag placed in front of it
Memorial Day Service Patch

Each year, hundreds of volunteers contribute to the success of the Memorial Day holiday programs at the Andersonville National Cemetery.

The Memorial Day Flag Program begins Saturday morning and extends through the weekend so that we may properly honor the graves of our veterans. Over the four days of the holiday weekend, we rely on volunteers for assistance in the following tasks:

  1. Placing flags at graves Saturday morning (limited to 300 participants).
  2. Assistance with the annual program on Sunday.
  3. Cemetery Wardens to straighten flags throughout the cemetery on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday.
  4. Pickup of the flags from the National Cemetery on Tuesday morning/mid-day.

Courtesy the park's cooperating association Eastern National, a special patch will be made available to registered participants only, as a measure of our thanks for your assistance.

2016 Flag Program Information:
Groups can REGISTER to help with one or more of the following activities:

  1. Placing flags on Saturday
  2. Tending flags on Saturday, Sunday, and/or Monday
  3. Event assistance on Sunday
  4. Picking up flags on Tuesday

All activities are currently open for registration. To register your group, fill out a Flag Placement and Activities Form and submit it (following the instructions on the form) NO LATER THAN MAY 2, 2016.

 
A group of Girl Scouts place flags on graves in the Andersonville National Cemetery.
A group of Girl Scouts place flags on graves in the Andersonville National Cemetery.

NPS/Joan Stibitz

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

Andersonville National Cemetery
National Prisoner of War Museum
496 Cemetery Road

Andersonville, GA 31711

Phone:

(229) 924-0343
Main park phone number.

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