Memorial Day program is Sunday

Published 10:34 am Saturday, May 25, 2019

ANDERSONVILLE — Former Prisoner of War Capt. William A. Robinson USAF (retired), will present the keynote address at the Memorial Day Observance Ceremony to be held in Andersonville National Cemetery at 2 p.m. on Sunday.

Memorial Day commemoration activities at Andersonville National Historic Site began on Friday when volunteers from Robins Riders and park staff raised the Avenue of Flags, lining the cemetery roads with over 200 full-sized American flags and the National Prisoner of War Museum parking area with all 50 state flags.

On Saturday, May 25, hundreds of Boy Scouts and other volunteers will add to the patriotic atmosphere by placing a small American flag on more than 21,000 gravesites in Andersonville National Cemetery. The dramatic and moving display of thousands of veterans’ graves decorated with American flags, set against a backdrop of over 200 full-sized American flags, will create a powerful and patriotic setting for the Memorial Day Observance Ceremony.

On Sunday, a Memorial Day Observance Ceremony will be held in Andersonville National Cemetery. The U.S. Army Maneuver Center of Excellence Band will perform beginning at 1:30 p.m. and the formal program will begin at 2 p.m. The ceremony will feature a keynote address from Capt. William A. Robinson; wreath presentations by several military, civic, and patriotic organizations; presentation of military honors including a rifle salute; and more.