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Summer is upon us and the Park is both busy and beautiful. Memorial Day is always a standout event. The Avenue of Flags and the individual flags on each headstone inspired and caused reflection for those who sacrificed all.
Our thanks to the National Park Service and the scores of volunteers who made this an unforgettable day.
We are half way through our projects within the Park for 2016. I am pleased to report that great progress is being made. Through a Centennial Match Program, the Friends of Andersonville are partnering and matching funds with the National Park Service on two important projects. This includes the replacement of window panels at the Prisoner of War Museum and the replacement of the wooden walk bridge at Fort Star, adjacent to the prison site.
The POW Traveling Exhibit, Victory from Within, is leaving Fort Douglas Military Museum in Salt Lake City, Utah and coming to Columbus, Georgia, where it will be housed at the National Civil War Naval Museum. It has been on the road for three years. This will give us the opportunity to inspect and evaluate any maintenance concerns before it moves on again.
God bless and be sure to come visit your Park.