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ANDERSONVILLE, GA (WALB) -

Sponsored wreaths will be laid on gravesites at Andersonville National Cemetery Saturday beginning at noon to honor America's armed forces.

More wreaths will be distributed throughout the cemetery immediately after.

Wreaths Across America is a national program to not only honor those currently being buried, but also to remember the thousands of forgotten graves found in National Cemeteries.

Each year the sections in which sponsored wreaths are placed are rotated to eventually include all veterans buried in the National Cemetery.

For 2013 sponsored wreaths will be placed in Section B, which contains burials dating from the Civil War to the early 1900s.

Andersonville National Historic Site is located 10 miles south of Oglethorpe, GA and 10 miles northeast of Americus, GA on Georgia Highway 49.

Park grounds are open from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. The National Prisoner of War Museum is open 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., daily. Admission is free.

For more information on the park, call 229 924-0343, or visit at www.nps.gov/ande/

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