WHO: Six Mercer University ROTC Color Guard members: Peter Chi of Coppell, Texas; Mitchell Davenport of Cleveland, Ga.; Evelyn Epps of College Park, Ga.; Laron Somerville of Lithonia, Ga.; Lamar White of Thomaston, Ga.; and Eric VonFischer-Benzon of Savannah, Ga.
WHAT: ROTC cadets will participate in a memorial ceremony recognizing the 50th anniversary of the end of the Korean War. Doug Steeples, the former dean of Mercer College of Liberal Arts, will play the bagpipes at the ceremony.
WHEN: Friday, Sept. 12, at 10:30 a.m.
WHERE: Andersonville National Historic Site, 496 Cemetery Road, Andersonville, Ga.
WHY: This year marks the 50th anniversary of the end of the Korean War.
DIRECTIONS: From Macon, take I-75 South to Exit 135, GA Route 127 (Perry-Marshallville Exit). Turn right onto GA Route 127. GA Route 127 will veer off to the left after approximately 2 miles of travel. Stay to the left onto GA Route 224, which will lead to Montezuma. GA Route 224 will intersect with GA Route 26. Turn right at this intersection. Follow GA Route 26 until it intersects with GA Route 49. Turn left onto GA Route 49 and follow about 6 miles to the park entrance on your left.
Media interested in covering the event should contact Jenny Butkus at (478) 301-4037 or (478) 731-3668.