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Arlington National Cemetery Implements Military Funeral Honors with Modified Escort and Increases Funeral Participation

June 29, 2020

ARLINGTON, VA – Since COVID-19 cases within the National Capital Region are trending down, Arlington National Cemetery (ANC), in coordination with the U.S. Army Military District of Washington, is implementing the next step in its phased plan to increase public access to the cemetery and to resume larger support to military funeral honors. Karen Durham-Aguilera, Executive Director, Office of Army National Cemeteries and Arlington National Cemetery, states, “Arlington National Cemetery will continue to balance activities to protect our workforce, funeral attendees and family pass holders while we work to accomplish our most sacred mission in this COVID-19 environment.”


Fourth of July Hours of Operation at Arlington National Cemetery

June 26, 2020

ARLINGTON, VA; Arlington National Cemetery (ANC) will be open to family pass holders only on July 4, 2020 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The cemetery will be closed to the public. Cemetery grounds will close to all promptly at 5:00 p.m.


Please Review Our Face Mask Policy

June 17, 2020

DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY ARMY NATIONAL MILITARY CEMETERIES ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA 22211-5003 SAAC-ZA 22 APRIL 2020 MEMORANDUM FOR Army National Military Cemeteries Employees, Contractors and Visitors SUBJECT: Army National Military Cemeteries Temporary Policy Regarding Face Coverings


Funeral Attendee Information

June 17, 2020

Operating Status Update [or Funerals Update]: June 17, 2020


Memorial Amphitheater’s 100th Anniversary at Arlington National Cemetery Online Exhibit Debuts May 13

May 13, 2020

ANC will commemorate Memorial Amphitheater’s centennial anniversary with its first online exhibit, available to the public on the ANC website beginning on May 13, 2020.


Arlington National Cemetery Updates Access and Social Distancing Guidance

March 31, 2020

Arlington National Cemetery remains closed to the public; the cemetery is open to family pass holders only for visitation.


Arlington National Cemetery Modifies Funeral Operations

March 27, 2020

Arlington National Cemetery is continuing its primary mission during this national emergency—burying our nation's veterans, service members and their families. In coordination with the military services, ANC is modifying funeral operations to ensure the protection and health of the public, of the service members who perform military honors and of the ANC workforce, so as to maintain operational readiness.


Arlington National Cemetery Closes Welcome Center; Funerals and Family Pass Holder Visitation Continue and Winter Hours Continue Until Further Notice

March 23, 2020

Arlington National Cemetery (ANC) will close its Welcome Center to all visitors beginning Tuesday, March 24 2020. 


Arlington National Cemetery Closes to Visitors - Funerals Continue as Scheduled

March 12, 2020

Arlington National Cemetery (ANC) will close to visitors beginning Friday, March 13, 2020 as we take precautionary measures to protect the health of our employees, families and visitors.


Arlington National Cemetery Welcomes New Superintendent

February 18, 2020

ARLINGTON, VA – Arlington National Cemetery welcomes new Superintendent Charles “Ray” Alexander, Jr.  Mr. Alexander is coming to the cemetery from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), where he served as the director of Contingency Operations and chief of the Office of Homeland Security at Headquarters USACE.