ANC 150th Anniversary

Section 27 Memorial

We hope that you will join us as we commemorate the 150th anniversary of the establishment of Arlington as a national cemetery. Arlington National Cemetery was created out of necessity during the American Civil War and has become a national shrine for hundreds of thousands active duty military members and veterans who have served during times of war and times of peace. The history of our nation can be seen every day – America's heroes are buried here from every American conflict, from the Revolutionary War to the conflicts of the 21st century, and will continue to be for generations to come.

Arlington at 150: Honor the Tradition, Remember the Sacrifice, Explore the History

Starting in May 2014, Arlington National Cemetery will host a series of events to commemorate this important milestone in Arlington’s history, starting with a wreath laying ceremony at the gravesite of Army Pvt. William Christman, who was the first military burial at Arlington and concluding with a wreath laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier on June 16, the day after Arlington was established as a national cemetery.

Join us to mark this special occasion during the five week commemoration!


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