Events


Friday, May 15, 2015 9:00 AM

Arlington National Cemetery is always a beautiful and peaceful place to visit, but the spring bloom around the cemetery is an especially magnificent sight to see. Join Arlington's own horticulturist Kelly Wilson as she leads you around the cemetery to highlight some of the best places to spot its colorful ornamental plants and shrubs and teaches you about plant material you can use in your own landscapes.

 

Tour is free, but you must register. Space is limited. Tour starts in the Welcome Center lobby. Be sure to wear comfortable shoes and bring water with you.

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Saturday, May 16, 2015 10:00 AM

Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. Bryan Battaglia, the senior enlisted advisor to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (SEAC), and the Service Senior Enlisted Advisors for the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard celebrate 2015 Armed Forces Day at Arlington National Cemetery in a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier May 16 at 10 a.m.  A concert in the Amphitheater will immediately follow the wreath-laying ceremony featuring patriot selections by one of our premier military bands in the Military District of Washington area. We encourage patrons to join us for the 30-minute performance and photos with the senior enlisted advisors at the conclusion of the concert.

The following senior enlisted leaders are scheduled to participate in the day’s festivities: Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. Bryan Battaglia, Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel Dailey; Sgt. Maj. of the Marine Corps Ronald Green; Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy Michael Stevens; Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James Cody; Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard Steven Cantrell.

Armed Forces Day is celebrated annually on the third Saturday of May.  Armed Forces Week begins on the second Saturday of May and ends on the third Sunday of May.

On this day, our most-senior enlisted leaders in our Armed Forces celebrate the millions of America’s sons and daughters, past and present, who embrace and reflect courage, honor, strength, duty dedication and excellence.

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Friday, June 05, 2015 9:00 AM

Arlington National Cemetery has long been recognized as a place of beauty,with the trees and plantings contributing greatly to the overall character and iconic image of the cemetery as one of the Nation's most sacred places. In this tour you will learn firsthand from the cemetery's horticulture division chief and Master Arborist Steve Van Hoven about the cemetery's Memorial Arboretum, recently accredited by Arbnet as a Level II arboretum. You'll gain insight into the urban forestry program, including its extensive tree collection and state champion trees; its turf and ground maintenance; and the variety of techniques used to create some of the most breathtaking formal and informal landscapes and gardens.

 

Tour is free, but you must register. Space is limited. Tour starts in the Welcome Center lobby. Be sure to wear comfortable shoes and bring water with you.

REGISTER: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/arlington-national-cemetery-memorial-arboretum-walking-tour-tickets-16534133037

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Friday, June 19, 2015 9:00 AM

Contemporary landscaping techniques recognize the importance of bees, birds, butterflies and bats on our ecosystems. In this tour join Arlington's own horticulturist Kelly Wilson as you learn about the ways Arlington is embracing the value of pollinators with some of its sustainable landscapes around the cemetery.

 

Tour is free, but you must register. Space is limited. Tour starts in the Welcome Center lobby. Be sure to wear comfortable shoes and bring water with you.

REGISTER:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/arlington-national-cemetery-walking-tour-pollinator-landscaping-techniques-tickets-16534212274

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