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National dialogue begins at Arlington National Cemetery

National dialogue begins at Arlington National Cemetery

July 21, 2017

Arlington National Cemetery (ANC) is at another crossroads in its history. In about twenty-five years, ANC will run out of space as an active cemetery to honor our Nation's veterans. In order to significantly extend ANC's capacity, changes to either eligibility criteria and/or expansion of the cemetery's geographic footprint are required. Through Public Law 114-58, Congress directed the Secretary of the Army to provide this report to identify the current status and inform ways to extend the life expectancy of the cemetery well into the future. The Secretary of the Army's Report to Congress identified the current status of ANC, and options of future life.


Arlington National Cemetery
Burial Capacity
Report to Congress

New trash receptacles installed throughout the cemetery

July 12, 2017
Arlington National Cemetery has recently replaced its old, concrete trash and flower vase receptacles. They have been replaced with elegant, high-quality receptacles more befitting the character of our Nation's most sacred shrine. These receptacles are provided to support the millions of tourists who visit each year, as well as families to use when bringing flowers and other items to loved ones' gravesites.

Beat the heat: Summer is on the way

Beat the heat: Summer is on the way

June 01, 2017

Summer months in the D.C. metropolitan area mean outdoor activities and HEAT! While the excessive heat can be uncomfortable, it can also be unsafe. The good news is that most heat-related illness can be prevented. Those poplations most susceptible to heat-related illnesses are infants and toddlers, the elderly, people working in a hot environment, and individuals with chronic illnesses. However, even young and healthy individuals can succumb to heat if they participate in strenuous physical activities during hot weather without taking proper precautions.


Stay hydrated while visiting Arlington National Cemetery

Stay hydrated while visiting Arlington National Cemetery

May 31, 2017
As the temperatures continue to rise, staying hydrated while visiting Arlington National Cemetery is important for all of our visitors. Before your visit, we recommend downloading our free app, ANC Explorer. Not only are you able to find a specific grave or points of interest within the cemetery, you can also find the nearest drinking fountain or restroom. The GPS will direct you to the nearest drinking fountain to fill up your water bottle with step-by-step navigation. It's a helpful tool to keep safe and stay hydrated during the summer months. Download the app today!








ANC Explorer
hydrate
Water
New exhibit open at Arlington National Cemetery

New exhibit open at Arlington National Cemetery

May 30, 2017

Changes are underway at Arlington National Cemetery's Welcome Center. In a joint Effort with the American Battle Monuments Commission, ANC will unveil its new World War I exhibit in an official grand opening ceremony Friday, March 31, 8 a.m.


American Battle Monuments Commission
Arlington National Cemetery
World War I