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ARLINGTON, VA – On Saturday, Dec. 17, the annual Wreaths Across America (WAA) event will be held at Arlington National Cemetery (ANC) and the Soldiers' and Airmen's Home National Cemetery (SAHNC). ANC will open to visitors at 8 a.m., and SAHNC will open at noon.
WASHINGTON—The 69th annual National Veterans Day Observance, honoring the men and women who have served and continue to serve in the U.S. armed forces during war and peacetime, will take place on Friday, November 11 at Arlington National Cemetery (ANC). Beginning at 11 a.m., the observance will also be live-streamed at www.dvidshub.net/webcast/30359.
ARLINGTON, VA—At noon on November 8, 2022, Arlington National Cemetery (ANC) will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the reopening of Ord and Weitzel Gate, the historic north entrance to the cemetery. ANC, in conjunction with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Maverick Regan Construction, Lorton Stone, WSP and Speweik Preservation Consultants undertook an extensive multi-year effort to restore the gate and its signature columns, topped with elaborately sculpted urns.
This November, Arlington National Cemetery (ANC)’s official historians will present a series of interpretive talks. Open to the general public and ANC staff, these talks will last approximately 20 minutes each. Registration is not required.
Several roads in the cemetery are closed for necessary construction.
On Sunday, December 11, from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m., we invite family pass holders to Arlington National Cemetery for Wreaths Across America Family Pass Holder Day. No registration is necessary, but both pedestrian and driving family pass holders must have an official ANC family pass to receive a wreath to place. Photocopies of family passes will not be accepted.
On Sunday, October 9, roads around ANC, including Route 110, will be closed in support of the Army 10-Miler. Route 110 will be closed to the public from 5 a.m. to noon. Marshall Drive will not be accessible as well. Route 27 to Memorial Avenue will be available to the public.
All tours will meet at the ANC Welcome Center Information Desk. Wear sturdy shoes and consider bringing a bottle of water. All tours are open to the public. We hope you can make it to one or more! Tours may be cancelled due to inclement weather.
Through Friday, October 28, there will be a temporary one-way traffic pattern on Southgate Road, between South Oak Street and South Joyce Street. Underground utilities are being installed along Southgate Road, as part of the Defense Access Road (DAR) construction project.
The construction project on McPherson Drive, Lawton Drive, McKinley Drive, Jackson Circle, Chapel Gate Road, Capron Drive, Hobson Drive and Miles Drive — affecting Sections 3, 11, 16, 17, 18, 19, 22, 23 and 44 — will continue through fall 2023 as currently projected.