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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.

More than 100,000 downloads reached on "ANC Explorer"

July 01, 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.

Last Summer Horticulture Tour! Special Guided Walking Tour: Gardens and Landscaping

June 30, 2014

ARLINGTON, Va. -- Arlington National Cemetery's horticulturist Kelly Wilson will host a guided walking tour about the gardens and landscapes at the cemetery. The tour will take place on July 18 from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m.

Please meet at the information desk in the Welcome Center. The tour will start with a viewing of the diverse plant material around the parking garage and will end with a trek to the Custis Walk to see three types of Asclepias plants.

The tour is free-of-charge, but reservations are required. Please register online at or call (703) 614-1091 by July 17.

The Welcome Center is accessible via the Blue Line on the Metro. Parking is available at the Welcome Center parking lot.

Horticulture tours will continue in the fall. When scheduled, dates will be included on Arlington's website and official Facebook page.