Chairman’s Message

Welcome to summer, so what are you waiting for? Come out to the Park.

The new grave finder Kiosk is up and running; it is located in the cemetery, on the front porch of the building next to the NPS Headquarters building,
(directional signs are forthcoming). Park Ranger Charles Barr gave me a “test drive” and helped me navigate the system. It is so much more than a grave finder. It gives you access to all kinds of information, like park facts, history and it even has an audio component accompanying the visual displays. Its user friendly, even an old soldier like myself can operate it.

We have had some great events since the last Dispatch. April 8, 2018 commemorated the 20th anniversary of the National Prisoner of War Museum. There was a moving program that brought together many old friends who were instrumental in the establishment of the museum.
Sunday May 27, 2018 was the Memorial Day Service. Our speaker was Fred Boyles, a man who has worn many hats; retired Captain, U.S. Navy Reserve,
retired Superintendent, National Park Service and long time Friend of Andersonville, who spearheaded the establishment of the National Prisoner of War Museum. Fred’s address truly captured the essence of Memorial Day.  Both events will have feature articles in this issue of the Dispatch.

The next big project for the Friends of Andersonville is working with the National Park Service to replace park signage. This type of partnership stretches funding dollars and produces great results, like the new window replacement in the museum.

OK folks, join up and get onboard, see how you can support our park.

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See you at the Park.