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Tips for scheduling funeral services at Arlington National Cemetery

January 30, 2015

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.

UPDATE: Upgrades to Public Restrooms at Welcome Center, temporary restrooms in place until March 2015

January 08, 2015
The Welcome Center restrooms at Arlington National Cemetery are undergoing upgrades and repairs and are unavailable for public use from Nov. 15, 2014 until approximately the March 2015 timeframe. During this time, temporary restrooms are located in modular trailers next to the Welcome Center: one trailer is located on the north side (the side near the main entrance off Memorial Avenue) and one trailer is located on the west side (the side near the interpretative bus tours).

Construction of Sidewalk Ramp from lower level of Welcome Center Parking Garage

January 08, 2015

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.

Message Regarding Photographs of Remembrance Wreaths

December 18, 2014
Message from ANMC Executive Director, Mr. Patrick K. Hallinan, regarding photographs of Remembrance Wreaths.

"ANC" Explorer" used to assist volunteers for Wreaths Across America

December 16, 2014
Arlington National Cemetery's app "ANC Explorer" connects families, visitors and the public to the cemetery's rich history and all of those who rest here by enhancing their onsite visit or allowing them to visit "virtually" whenever they want.