Ceremony Requests Suspended

Beginning Jan. 23, ANC will suspend application requests for public ceremonies. Requests received prior to Jan. 22 will be processed. We will launch our new online scheduling tool in mid-February.

Published on: Sunday, January 22, 2023

“Remember the Maine”: 125th Anniversary Discussion

January 26, 2023

On Wednesday, February 15 at 1 p.m., an online panel of historians and archivists will discuss the sinking of the USS Maine, a battleship built between 1888 and 1895, which was sent to Havana in January 1898 to protect American interests during the longstanding revolt of the Cubans against the colonial Spanish government. On the evening of February 15, 1898, the Maine sank when its forward gunpowder magazines exploded. Nearly three-quarters of the battleship's crew died as a result of the explosion. While the cause of this great tragedy is still unsettled, contemporary American popular opinion blamed Spain, and the Spanish-American War followed within a few months.

Arlington National Cemetery Renews Level III Arboretum Status

January 18, 2023

Arlington National Cemetery (ANC) is proud to announce the renewal of its Level III Arboretum accreditation, initially designated in June 2018. Only 45 renowned institutions worldwide, including five cemeteries, maintain this prestigious accreditation.

Columbia Pike Closure

January 12, 2023

ARLINGTON, VA—Arlington National Cemetery (ANC), in conjunction with the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Norfolk District, the Eastern Federal Lands Highway Division (EFLHD) and the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT), announces that a portion of VA-244 Columbia Pike—between South Joyce Street and the VDOT facility located immediately east of South Oak Street—will be closed beginning January 23, 2023. The closure is due to ongoing construction as part of the cemetery’s Southern Expansion project.

Annual Wreaths Out Event: Saturday, January 21

January 10, 2023

ARLINGTON, VA – Arlington National Cemetery (ANC) and Soldiers' and Airmen's Home National Cemetery (SAHNC) in Washington, D.C. will hold their annual removal of wreaths, known as Wreaths Out, on Saturday, January 21, beginning at 8 a.m. Thousands of visitors are expected to help remove approximately 257,000 wreaths at Arlington National Cemetery and approximately 14,000 at SAHNC. The high volume of visitors at ANC may create traffic congestion and delays on nearby streets and at the cemetery’s entrances.

Security Guard Positions Open to Veterans

December 22, 2022

Opportunities are open at the Arlington National Cemetery and are waiting for you! Our Security Guard positions offer valuable experience, training opportunities and excellent benefits.

Wreaths Across America Family Pass Holder Day: Sunday, December 11

December 08, 2022

ARLINGTON, VA – On Sunday, Dec. 11, the annual Wreaths Across America (WAA) Family Pass Holder Day will be held at Arlington National Cemetery (ANC) and the Soldiers' and Airmen's Home National Cemetery (SAHNC). From 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., family pass holders are invited to place a wreath at their loved one’s grave ahead of the National Wreaths Across America Day.

Wreaths Across America Event, Saturday, December 17

November 23, 2022

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.

National Veterans Day Observance

November 10, 2022

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.

Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony for Reopening of Historic Ord and Weitzel Gate

November 02, 2022

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.   

November History Talks

October 31, 2022

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.