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U.S. Army Birthday Tour: June 14


Be All You Can Be! Arlington National Cemetery (ANC) invites you to a special walking tour in honor of the United States Army’s 248th Birthday on June 14, 2023. The U.S. Army is the oldest and largest service branch in the U.S. military, tracing its roots back to the Continental Army established in 1775. Throughout its history, the U.S. Army has continually risen to meet the ever-changing needs of an expanding and diverse nation. This tour will focus on the transition of the Army from conscripted service to the rise of the all-volunteer force 50 years ago.


• The tour will begin at 10 a.m. near Memorial Amphitheater and will include a walk through Sections 46, 21, 35, 7A and 7.

•  The tour will last approximately one hour and will include walking over uneven terrain. Please wear proper shoes. In addition, the forecast is projected to be hot, so bring plenty of water and sunscreen.

We hope that you can join this opportunity to learn more about the events that shaped the history of our Army as it transitioned to an all-volunteer force. 

If you are unable to join this in-person tour on June 14, click here to explore our Army walking tour, which can be used either for a visit to the cemetery or for virtual learning.