Presidential Pathways / Andersonville

Memorial Day Observance

Dates : 5/23/15 - 5/25/15
Andersonville National Historic Site
496 Cemetery Road
Andersonville, GA 31711

  • Flags in the National Cemetery

Each year, Andersonville National Cemetery hosts a series of activities to commemorate the Memorial Day holiday. On the Friday before the holiday, the Avenue of Flags is raised in the National Cemetery by volunteers.

Volunteers honor our veterans by participating in the Flag Placement Program throughout the weekend. On Saturday morning, volunteers, including scout and youth groups from across the state, place flags throughout Andersonville National Cemetery. During the weekend, volunteers also assist with maintaining the gravesite flags and the annual Sunday Memorial Day Observance Program. On Tuesday, following Memorial Day, the flags are removed by volunteers. The culmination of all these activities is the Sunday afternoon Memorial Day ceremony, which takes place at the National Cemetery rostrum. The service traditionally includes a musical program, speaker and the placement of memorial wreaths.

Info & Amenities

  • Hours of Operation

    Sunday: 8:00AM - 5:00PM
    Monday: 8:00AM - 5:00PM
    Saturday: 8:00AM - 5:00PM

    Admission & Fees

    Admission $0.00

    Facility Amenities

    Free Parking, Parking on Site

    General Information

    Family-friendly, Free Admission

    Group Amenities


    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages


    Entertainment, Family Friendly, Free Things to Do, History & Heritage