Wreaths Across America

A monument of a soldier surrounded by gravesites with wreaths.
Gravesites honored with wreaths create a beautiful setting around monuments at Andersonville National Cemetery.

NPS/Jody Mays

 

Each December Andersonville National Historic Site participates in the national Wreaths Across America program to remember and honor our military veterans. Wreaths sponsored through the nonprofit Wreaths Across America organization are delivered to and placed on gravesites in National Cemeteries across the country, including Andersonville National Cemetery. Sponsored wreaths can be designated for placement on the specific grave of a loved one, or left undesignated and placed on one of thousands of gravesites that may never be visited or honored by a loved one.

The next Wreaths Across America ceremony is scheduled for Saturday, December 17, 2016 at 12:00 p.m. After a short public ceremony to honor our veterans, visitors will be invited to help place wreaths on veteran gravesites.

Between 500 and 800 wreaths are donated for Andersonville National Cemetery each year. Our goal is to ensure that each of the over 20,000 gravesites in the cemetery is honored with a wreath at least once. To accomplish this, donated wreaths are placed sequentially and rotated from one section to another each year. For 2016, undesignated wreaths will be placed on a portion of Section B, Section R, and the Memorial section.

Honor the Forgotten - Sponsor a Wreath

Thousands of veterans buried at Andersonville seem forgotten, never visited by friends or family. Placing a wreath on their graves is a simple yet beautiful way to honor and remember the lives they lived and the sacrifices they made for our freedom.

If you, your family, organization, or business is interested in sponsoring one or more 20" Frasier Fir wreaths, please visit the Wreaths Across America page specifically for Andersonville National Cemetery.

Remember a Loved One

Beginning December 1, wreaths and floral blankets no larger than 2 feet by 3 feet are permitted in the cemetery. Please contact your local florist to order an appropriate floral decoration. Wreaths should be brought to the gravesite in person or delivered by a florist. To find the location of a specific grave, please visit the National Cemetery Administration's Nationwide Gravesite Locator.

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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