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Special Exhibit: Section 60 Memorial Collection

September 11, 2014
From Sept. 11 through Nov. 7, 2014, Arlington National Cemetery will be hosting a special exhibit to display a small sampling of the items left in Section 60 to honor service members who died in Iraq and Afghanistan as part of a special memento preservation mission. The display will also provide some context for America's response to the September 11, 2001 attacks and the Section 60 Memorial Collection. The exhibit is located in the lower level of the Memorial Amphitheater and will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. until Sept. 30 and starting on Oct. 1, the exhibit will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.

Road Closures near Arlington National Cemetery, Sept. 14, 2014

September 11, 2014

The Navy-Air Force Half Marathon and Navy 5-Miler will take place in Washington, D.C. on Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014.  More than 6,000 runners will cross Memorial Bridge, run around Memorial Circle, then run back across Memorial Bridge.  There will be a water stations and medical support on Memorial Circle.

Turf renovations underway at Arlington National Cemetery

August 27, 2014
Arlington is renovating turf in sections 4, 43, and 69 Arlington National Cemetery completely renovates more than 30 acres of turf each year, which includes removing the old turf, tilling the soil and planting new turf from seed. Each year the maintenance crews work on a rotating basis, renovating different sections as needed. This fall, crews are doing turf renovations in sections 4, 43, and 69. Right now and continuing for the next several weeks, you will notice signs in these sections/areas where work is being completed. Unless you are visiting a particular grave in a section, we ask that you please refrain from excessive walking on these areas when possible.

Planned Website and ANC Explorer Outage

August 22, 2014

There will be a planned application outage for the Arlington National Cemetery website and ANC Explorer application on Saturday, Aug. 23, starting at 8 p.m. EDT. This outage will affect portions of the ANC website, including Find a Grave, the Funeral Schedule and all of ANC Explorer. We do not expect the outage to continue past 10 p.m. EDT.

This Saturday -- Korean War Medal of Honor Stamp Unveiling Ceremony

July 25, 2014
Korean War Medal of Honor Recipient Thomas Jerome Hudner, Jr. will participate in a First-Date-of-Issue ceremony to unveil the Korean War Medal of Honor Forever Stamps on Saturday, July 26 at 10:45 a.m. Families of Korean War Medal of Honor Recipients William R. Charette, Rodolfo P. Hernandez, Einar H. Ingman, Jr., Hiroshi H. Miyamura, and Tibor Rubin will also participate in the ceremony with President of the Korean War Veterans Association, Larry Kinard and Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe. The event starts with a wreath ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and a program immediately follows in the Memorial Amphitheater.