Updated COVID-19 Measures - Tuesday, January 4, 2022

As part of planning your visit to ANC, we encourage you to view our updated Covid-19 procedures and restrictions.

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Wreaths Out on January 22

January 14, 2022

ARLINGTON, VA—Nearly 38,000 members of the public placed 257,000 wreaths at Arlington National Cemetery last month for National Wreaths Across America Day. Next week, these wreaths will be retired. On Saturday, January 22, the public is invited to participate in the dignified removal of these wreaths. This event, Wreaths Out, will begin at 8 a.m.

Wreaths Across America at Arlington National Cemetery

December 07, 2021

ARLINGTON, VA – Wreaths Across America (WAA) will take place at Arlington National Cemetery (ANC) and the Soldiers’ and Airmen's Home National Cemetery (SAHNC) on two different days this year, one reserved for family pass holders and the other for the public. On National Wreaths Across America Day, ANC will be one of 3,100 participating locations nationwide where wreaths are placed by a volunteer at the base of a veteran’s headstone or columbarium niche to honor their legacy and remember their sacrifice. This will be the 30th year that the non-profit’s founder, Morrill Worcester, will be placing wreaths at ANC. Detailed below are the event specifics and logistical information for anyone who would like to volunteer.

Arlington National Cemetery Announces Two Wreaths Across America Events

November 23, 2021

ARLINGTON, VA-- Arlington National Cemetery (ANC) is announcing this year’s Wreaths Across America (WAA) events to honor our nation’s heroes this December and January.

Public Invited to Watch Joint Full Honors Procession and Aerial Review during Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Centennial Commemoration

October 27, 2021

ARLINGTON, Va. — On Veterans Day, Nov. 11, at 9 a.m., the public is invited to observe a joint service flyover and full honors procession honoring the centennial anniversary of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. The procession will take place along a special route inside Arlington National Cemetery.

For First Time in Nearly 100 Years, Public Authorized to Approach Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Plaza

October 12, 2021

ARLINGTON, Va. — For the first time in nearly 100 years, and as part of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Centennial Commemoration, the public will be able to walk on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Plaza and lay flowers in front of the Tomb on Nov. 9 and 10, 2021.

Road Closure Update

October 04, 2021

Several roads in the cemetery are closed for necessary construction. 

Southern Expansion and Defense Access Road Project Groundbreaking

September 14, 2021


McPherson Drive Closed

August 18, 2021

Several roads in the cemetery are closed for necessary construction.Safety is our main priority for our family pass holders and guests. We ask that if you are a family pass holder with a loved one buried in the marked sections of the map, please call ANC’s operations department to schedule an escort to your loved one’s gravesite.  Please call 703-614-1111 to arrange.

Stay Safe – Hydrate!

June 28, 2021

Temperatures are expected to be in the mid- to upper 90s throughout this week. Arlington National Cemetery encourages all visitors to hydrate for their safety.

Ord and Weitzel Pedestrian Gate Now Open

June 18, 2021

The Ord and Weitzel Pedestrian Gate is now open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day.