The Old Guard Leads 75th Annual Flags-In Ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery

May 25, 2023

ARLINGTON, VA—On Thursday, May 25, Arlington National Cemetery (ANC), the 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (the Old Guard) and the U.S. Army Military District of Washington conducted a joint service “Flags-In” ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery and Soldiers’ and Airmen’s Home National Cemetery (SAHNC). This annual event, held on the Thursday before Memorial Day, honors every individual laid to rest at ANC and SAHNC.

National Memorial Day Observance

May 24, 2023

WASHINGTON – The nation’s 155th National Memorial Day Wreath-Laying and Observance Program to honor America’s fallen will be live-streamed from Arlington National Cemetery beginning at 11 a.m. EDT, Monday, May 29.

VA Adds 300,000 Veterans and Service Members from 27 Military Cemeteries to Veterans Legacy Memorial

May 22, 2023

WASHINGTON — Today, the Department of Veterans Affairs, in collaboration with the Office of Army Cemeteries, announced that it has added 300,000 service members and Veterans interred in 27 Department of Defense-managed military cemeteries into the Veterans Legacy Memorial (VLM) website.

ANC Wins Major National Award for Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Centennial Commemoration

May 22, 2023

Arlington National Cemetery (ANC) is honored to announce that its Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Centennial Commemoration has received the 2022 Excellence in New Media Award from the Society for History in the Federal Government (SHFG), which will be presented on June 2.  

Traffic Pattern Changes Around Arlington National Cemetery

April 12, 2023

On or around April 17, 2023, several traffic pattern changes and detours will take place on the roads surrounding the construction supporting Arlington National Cemetery’s Southern Expansion project. The public can expect to see the following changes:

Public Walking Tour: Civil War

April 04, 2023

The American Civil War began on April 12, 1861, 162 years ago, when Confederate forces fired on Fort Sumter in Charleston, South Carolina. Within two days, U.S forces surrendered the fortification. This event is often cited as the official start of the nation’s most divisive and bloody conflict.

Arlington National Cemetery Announces Second Flowers of Remembrance Day

March 29, 2023

ARLINGTON, VA—Arlington National Cemetery (ANC) is honored to announce the second Flowers of Remembrance Day, to be held at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier on Sunday, May 28, 2023, from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Members of the public are invited to place a flower at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall to Host Annual Easter Sunrise Service

March 22, 2023

The annual National Military Easter Sunrise Service will be held Sunday, April 9 at Arlington National Cemetery’s Memorial Amphitheater and hosted by Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Commander Col. David D. Bowling. The service, which will take place from 6:30 to 7:30 a.m., will also be live streamed on the joint base Facebook page at  

ANC Starts Interagency and Public Consultation Process for Removal of the Confederate Memorial

March 21, 2023

As required by Congress and implemented by the Secretary of Defense, Arlington National Cemetery (ANC) is required to remove the Confederate Memorial at ANC and has initiated a process to prepare for the careful removal and relocation of its Confederate Memorial, located in Section 16 of the cemetery. All bronze elements of the memorial will be relocated.  

Memorial Bridge and Circle Closure, Sat. March 18

March 17, 2023

From 6 a.m. until 11 a.m. on Sat. March 18, Memorial Bridge and Circle will be closed due to a half-marathon. This will impact all traffic coming to Arlington National Cemetery’s main entrance.