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National dialogue begins at Arlington National Cemetery

National dialogue begins at Arlington National Cemetery

April 27, 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 Eligibility
Report to Congress
Beat the heat: Summer is on the way

Beat the heat: Summer is on the way

April 26, 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.


New exhibit open at Arlington National Cemetery

New exhibit open at Arlington National Cemetery

April 26, 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
The sculpture

The sculpture "Victory" fully restored, on display at the Memorial Amphitheater

April 25, 2017
The sculpture Victory is now on display in the Display Room of the Memorial Amphitheater.

Celebrating America's Army:

Celebrating America's Army: "An Evening with Heroes and Voices"

April 14, 2017
"An Evening with Heroes and Voices," is a FREE, 90-minute outdoor musical extravaganza dedicated to those Americans, who wear uniforms of all types and have spent their lives helping and inspiring others through their actions. The concerts are scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, April 20-22, at the Women In Military Service for America Memorial at Arlington National Cemetery.

Concert
Free Event
Military Music