Calendar of Events

April

Title: Easter Sunrise Service

Location: Memorial Amphitheater

Presenter: Guest Speaker: Rear Admiral Margaret Grun Kibben, U.S. Navy, Deputy Chief of Chaplains

Description: Transportation to the Memorial Amphitheater will begin at 5:15 am from the following gates:
1. ANC Welcome Center
2. Joint-Base Myer-HH, Old Post Chapel Gate - only for those requiring special needs transportation
3. Joint-Base Myer-HH, Selfridge Gate -  for walkers


Time: 6:30 AM

Title: Spirit of the Elbe

Location: 7A

Description: Commemorating the historical link up of Soviet and American troops by the Elbe River during World War II. This is a multiple wreath laying ceremony.

Time: 9:30 AM

Title: Arbor Day Planting

Description: An Arbor Day planting on the grounds of Arlington National Cemetery.

Time: 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Title: "Tree and Horticulture Tour"

Presenter: Steve Van Hoven

Description: A tree and horticulture tour with Arlington's urban forester Steve Van Hoven. Participants should meet in the Welcome Center near the Information Desk.

Time: 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM


May

Title: A global day of #Flickr10 Photo Walks: Sunrise photo shoot at Arlington National Cemetery

Description: As part of the celebration of Flickr’s 10th birthday, Arlington National Cemetery will be hosting a sunrise photo shoot at the cemetery on Sunday, May 4 from 5 to 7 a.m.
The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required.

Event details:

Escort is at 5 a.m. on Memorial Ave. Sunrise is scheduled at 6:07 a.m.

There will be two vantage points to capture sunrise photos:
1) The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Memorial Amphitheater
2) The flag pole in front of the Arlington House

Participants must select one location to capture the sunrise and must provide their own transportation to and from their selected location.


Time: 5:00 AM - 7:00 AM

Title: Lecture on the History of Arlington National Cemetery

Location: Women in Military Service for America Memorial

Description: This event is free and open to the public.

Time: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Title: Wreath Laying Ceremony at the grave of Pvt. William Christman

Location: Section 27, Arlington National Cemetery

Description: This event is part of the Arlington National Cemetery 150th anniversary commemoration.

Time: 9:00 AM

Title: Guided Tour: The American Civil War

Location: Women in Military Service for America Memorial

Description: The American Civil War (1861-1865), also known as “The War Between the States,” pitted neighbor against neighbor and brother against brother. By the time it ended in Confederate surrender in 1865, the Civil War proved to be the costliest war ever fought on American soil. Arlington National Cemetery was created to bury the war dead. This tour explores how the Arlington Estate came to be Arlington National Cemetery and historical figures from this conflict.
A ticket is required for this event.
To register for the tour go to: http://www.anctours.com/Arlingtonat150.php



Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Title: Guided Tour: World War I: Bringing our Heroes Home

Location: Women in Military Service for America Memorial

Description: As the First World War had a tremendous impact on the United States, it also had a lasting effect on Arlington National Cemetery. Most importantly, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier was created, similar to other burials of the unknown dead in Europe after World War I. Stops will include sections 18, 19, the Argonne Cross, section 34, and finish with a tour of the Memorial Amphitheater and watching the changing of the guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
A ticket is required for this event.
To register for the tour go to: http://www.anctours.com/Arlingtonat150.php

Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Title: Guided Tour: World War II: The Greatest Generation

Location: Women in Military Service for America Memorial

Description: The Second World War was the first war fought globally. More than 11 million Americans, referred to as the “Greatest Generation,” fought the Axis aggression on two fronts in Europe and the Pacific. The war continues to have great impact on Arlington National Cemetery as the generation that fought in this war ages, and joins the ranks of those who fought the wars before them. In 1958, the remains of a World War II unknown was added to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. The tour will include stops in sections 7, 7A, the Battle of the Bulge Memorial (section 21), 35, 36 and 46.
A ticket is required for this event.
To register for the tour go to: http://www.anctours.com/Arlingtonat150.php


Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Title: Guided Tour: U.S. Military and the Cold War

Location: Women in Military Service for America Memorial

Description: The Cold War is a term used to describe the conflict between the United States and communist expansion fought on many fronts all over the world, both in open and secret warfare, over a 45 year period after World War II. The first open conflict of the Cold War was fought on the Korean Peninsula from June 1950 through July 1953. Less than 10 years later, the United States would find itself involved in a 10 year conflict in Vietnam. The Cold War would end in the late 1980s not with gun fire, but cheers, as the people of East Berlin tore down the wall that divided the city which was the greatest symbol of the Cold War itself.
A ticket is required for this event.
To register for the tour go to: http://www.anctours.com/Arlingtonat150.php

Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Title: Renaming Ceremony for the Old Amphitheater

Location: Old Amphitheater (near Arlington House)

Description: Renaming ceremony for the Old Amphitheater, part of the  Decoration Day Observance co-hosted with the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, 5 p.m.
This event is free and open to the public.

Time: 5:00 PM


June

Title: Guided Tour: Late 20th Century to the Present

Location: Women in Military Service for America Memorial

Description:

With the end of the Cold War and the world’s dependency on oil, a new enemy raised its head in extremism. From the bombing of the Beirut barracks in Lebanon in 1983, to the battle of Mogadishu, Somalia, to the attacks on September 11, 2001 and the Global War on Terror, the war on extremism is one of terror and intimate battles. The greatest impact to Arlington National Cemetery can be seen in section 60, sometimes referred to as the saddest acre in America.
A ticket is required for this event.
To register for the tour go to: http://www.anctours.com/Arlingtonat150.php



Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Title: Guided Tour: Monuments and Memorials

Location: Women in Military Service for America Memorial

Description:

The history of the United States can be seen every day walking through Arlington National Cemetery. At Arlington, America’s heroes from every conflict, from the Revolutionary War to the conflicts of the 21st century, are buried within its hallowed grounds. This tour explores notable graves and memorials that illustrate America’s rich history.
A ticket is required for this event.
To register for the tour go to: http://www.anctours.com/Arlingtonat150.php



Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Title: Guided Tour: Medal of Honor

Location: Women in Military Service for America Memorial

Description:

The Medal of Honor is the highest award for valor which can be bestowed upon an individual serving in the Armed Services of the United States. There are approximately 407 Medal of Honor recipients buried at Arlington National Cemetery. This tour will cover the story of American conflicts through the valor of Medal of Honor recipients.
A ticket is required for this event.
To register for the tour go to: http://www.anctours.com/Arlingtonat150.php



Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Title: "Turf Management at ANC"

Presenter: Ed Tucker

Description: "Turf Management at ANC" with Ed Tucker. Participants should meet in the Welcome Center near the Information Desk.


Time: 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Title: Wreath Ceremony: Arlington National Cemetery

Description: Arlington National Cemetery was established by Brig. Gen. Montgomery C. Meigs June 15, 1864 for use as a military cemetery. A wreath laying ceremony will be held on the following day, June 16, at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier to commemorate 150 years of Arlington as a national cemetery.

Time: 9:00 AM

Title: "Tree and Horticulture Tour"

Presenter: Steve Van Hoven

Description: A tree and horticulture tour with Arlington's urban forester Steve Van Hoven. Participants should meet in the Welcome Center near the Information Desk.
 

Time: 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM


July

Title: "Arlington National Cemetery Gardens"

Presenter: Kelly Wilson

Description: "Arlington National Cemetery Gardens" with Arlington's horticulturist Kelly Wilson. Participants should meet in the Welcome Center near the Information Desk. 

Time: 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM