Arlington schedules services based on available cemetery and military resources. On average, we conduct between 27 and 30 funeral services each week day, eight of which are services with military honors consisting of a military escort, band and caisson if available. There are up to six committal services with military honors an hour, five times a day. Saturday services are also available for placements and services for cremated remains that do not require military honors or military chaplain support. On average, we conduct between 8 and 10 services on Saturdays. We receive approximately 32 new requests a day to schedule a service at Arlington National Cemetery. This is in addition to requests for information and changes for services that we are working to schedule.
Construction is ongoing for the north sidewalk ramp from the lower level of the Welcome Center parking garage. The ramp from the lower level of the garage will be closed until approximately the end of January and pedestrians will need to use the center stairwell to walk to the Welcome Center. Signs will direct pedestrians on this new walking pattern.