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Traffic Advisory: Rolling Thunder scheduled for May 28

May 18, 2017
Arlington Memorial Bridge and Memorial Circle to vehicle traffic Sunday, May 28 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. This road closure is in support of the annual Rolling Thunder motorcycle rally demonstration, which is scheduled as part of the Memorial Day weekend tributes commemorating U.S. men and women who have died in military service to their country.

Plan your visit to Arlington over Memorial Day weekend

Plan your visit to Arlington over Memorial Day weekend

May 18, 2017
Plan your visit to Arlington National Cemetery during Memorial Day weekend. Here are a list of events taking place throughout the cemetery from May 25-29.

Memorial Day
Plan Your Visit
Flags-In at Arlington National Cemetery scheduled for May 25

Flags-In at Arlington National Cemetery scheduled for May 25

May 11, 2017
Soldiers of the 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) will conduct Flags-In, Thursday, May 25 beginning at 1 p.m., in Arlington National Cemetery. Within four hours, more than a thousand Soldiers will place an American flag at each of the headstones and at the foot of each Columbariums to honor the more than 400,000 interred in Arlington National Cemetery.

Arlington National Cemetery
Flags-In
The Old Guard
National dialogue begins at Arlington National Cemetery

National dialogue begins at Arlington National Cemetery

May 10, 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
National Memorial Day Observance at Arlington National Cemetery

National Memorial Day Observance at Arlington National Cemetery

May 09, 2017
The National Memorial Day Observance to honor America's fallen service members is scheduled for Monday, May 29 at Arlington National Cemetery. The Presidential Armed Forces Full Honors Wreath-Laying Ceremony will begin at 11 a.m., followed by an observance program in Arlington National Cemetery's Memorial Amphitheater.

Arlington National Cemetery
Memorial Day
Wreath-Laying Ceremony