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Friends of Andersonville
I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. My sincere thanks to all of you who made a contribution to the Friends of Andersonville during this Holiday Season. Your gift means so much.

Some of our upcoming projects include the purchasing of a grave finder kiosk for the National Cemetery. It will be used by families and friends to find the grave location of veterans and family members.

We will also be sponsoring the Park Internship Program. This will help hire two interns, who will catalog some 200 museum objects, enter library materials into a new data-base and scan rare books, so that a digital copy can be available for research. By doing this, the original book will not be accessed, thus preserving its’ condition.

Annually the Friends of Andersonville support some 11 Special Events and Programs; such as Memorial Day, National POW/MIA Recognition Week and Night Museum.

This year during POW/MIA Recognition Week I was honored to be present during the rededication of the plaque recognizing the crew of the USS Pueblo.

A stirring account was given by Lieutenant Dan Peppard, detailing their capture and the 11 months they endured as POWS, at the hands of North Korea, in 1968.

There is much history in the Park, so much to see and experience, so much to be thankful for. We must never forget the individuals who sacrificed for the freedom we as Americans enjoy today.  

Thank you for your support and I’ll see you at the Park.