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Antietam cemetery to close temporarily

November 22, 2008

SHARPSBURG - Antietam National Cemetery will be closed temporarily while a flagpole near the cemetery entrance is replaced, according to a press release from Antietam National Battlefield Superintendent John W. Howard.

The closure will begin Monday, and the cemetery will reopen as soon as the 85-foot flagpole is installed, Howard said.

The existing flagpole was damaged during a storm on June 4.

For information, call the battlefield at 301-432-7648 or 301-432-5124.

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