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Arlington National Cemetery Reopens for Tour Buses and Tour Groups

April 16, 2021

Arlington National Cemetery (ANC) is reopening to tour buses and tour groups starting April 19, 2021. ANC is taking this action as part of a gradual reopening under improved COVID-19 conditions. This is an important step in expanding services to our visitors as we host the yearlong centennial commemoration of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, which culminates on Veterans Day 2021.


Medal of Honor Day: Educational Presentation

March 25, 2021

Join Arlington National Cemetery on March 25 at 12:25 p.m. for a Facebook Live streamed video of the Armed Forces Full Honors Wreath Ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Three living Medal of Honor Recipients will join Maj. Gen. Omar Jones, commanding general, U.S. Army Military District of Washington, to lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.


Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Limited Reopening to the Public

March 09, 2021

Arlington National Cemetery (ANC) will reopen the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Plaza to the visiting public on March 9, 2021. ANC is taking this action as part of a gradual reopening under improved COVID-19 conditions. Reopening the Tomb plaza to the public, while continuing to maintain current health protection conditions, is an important element of the yearlong centennial commemoration for the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, which culminates on Veterans Day 2021.


Arlington Cemetery Metro Station Closure

February 11, 2021

Beginning on Saturday, February 13, the Arlington Cemetery Metro station will be closed for platform reconstruction and station improvements. The closure is expected to last through mid-May. A free shuttle bus between the Rosslyn and Pentagon Metro stations will stop at the cemetery during operating hours. 


#ANCTUS100 Resource Guide

February 09, 2021

Arlington National Cemetery is pleased to present the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Centennial Commemoration Resource Guide. The downloadable guide is a one-stop resource for official DoD and ANC news and information regarding the commemorative program and events. 


Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Centennial Commemoration

January 28, 2021

Arlington National Cemetery (ANC) announces the Department of Defense’s yearlong Tomb of the Unknown Soldier centennial commemoration. 


Arlington National Cemetery Closed on Inauguration Day, January 20th

January 28, 2021

Arlington National Cemetery (ANC) announces the cemetery and the parking garage will be closed to the public on Wednesday, January 20th, 2021.


Martin Luther King Jr. Day Hours of Operation at Arlington National Cemetery

January 15, 2021

Arlington National Cemetery (ANC) will be open to the public on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, January 18, during normal operating hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Arlington National Cemetery Closed to General Public January 7-9, 2021 for Wreaths-Out Event

January 05, 2021

ARLINGTON, VA – Arlington National Cemetery (ANC) will close from Thursday, January 7 through Saturday, January 9 in order to safely conduct the removal and recovery of approximately 267,000 wreaths which honored our nation’s heroes and their family members this past December.


Arlington National Cemetery Photographic 2020 Year in Review

January 05, 2021

Amid the COVID pandemic, Arlington National Cemetery continued our primary mission of laying to rest those few who have served our nation with dignity and honor, while immersing guests in the cemetery’s living history. Please enjoy a few of our favorite moments of 2020 at Arlington National Cemetery: https://www.flickr.com/photos/arlingtonnatl/albums/72157717157233606/.