Funeral Information

Comprehensive information about eligibility for interment at Arlington and resources for funeral directors to assist families in planning a burial.

Funeral Information

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The primary mission of Arlington National Cemetery is to function as the nation's premier military cemetery and shrine, honoring those men and women who served in the armed forces. The cemetery remains active, with funeral services Monday through Saturday. We conduct 27 to 30 services each weekday, and six to eight services on Saturdays.

Funeral services are held: 

Monday through Friday, except federal holidays, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Saturday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., for placements and services for cremated remains that do not require military honors or military chaplain support. Services are not scheduled on Saturdays that precede a federal holiday on Monday.

Family members and others attending a service should arrive at the cemetery approximately 45 minutes prior to the scheduled service time. Families will not be allowed entry into the cemetery earlier than one hour prior to the scheduled service. 

To request or coordinate funeral services, please call 1-877-907-8585.

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