Arlington National Cemetery continues its free, guided history tours with a Women's History tour scheduled for Sunday, March 5, beginning at 11 a.m. at the Arlington National Cemetery Welcome Center.
The tour commemorates National Women’s History Month with a special lecture and tour of the cemetery. Guest speaker, Army Maj. Gen. (ret) Dee Ann McWilliams, president, Women in Military Service for America Memorial Foundation, will join Arlington National Cemetery Historian Tim Frank as they discuss women who have served across the Armed Services, as well as other notable women who are buried at the cemetery.
Visitors to Arlington National Cemetery who use the Metro will be affected by SafeTrack Surge 12. The maintenance will take place Feb. 11-28 on the Blue Line, with no trains running between the Rosslyn Station and Pentagon Station. Arlington Cemetery Station will be closed, however, there will be a free shuttle service between the Pentagon and Arlington National Cemetery that drops off and picks up passengers adjacent to the Arlington Cemetery Station.
Arlington National Cemetery visitors have multiple travel options to visit the cemetery:
1) Use the free shuttle service between the Pentagon and Arlington National Cemetery.
2) Walk from the Rosslyn Metro Station to the Ord and Weitzle Gate adjacent to the Marine Corps War Memorial. (Approximately a .75 mile walk)
A true love story on this Valentine’s Day:
Today we remember Air Force Col. Donald Matthews (Feb. 22, 1919 – June 9, 1994) and U.S. Army 1st Lt. Rita Matthews (May 14, 1921 – April 27, 2011) whose love of country, service to others and love of one another sustained them through 50 years of marriage, nearly 30 years of combined military service and 10 duty stations.
Each year, Arlington National Cemetery hosts free, guided history tours each month. The first tour of the season is Sunday, Feb. 19, beginning at 11 a.m. at the Arlington National Cemetery Welcome Center.
This month’s tour commemorates National African American History Month with a special lecture and tour of the cemetery. Guest speaker, Matt Penrod, park ranger with the National Park Service will join the Arlington National Cemetery Historian as they discuss the African American experience at Arlington starting from the Antebellum period and continuing through the Civil War and founding of the national cemetery.