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National dialogue begins at Arlington National Cemetery

Arlington National Cemetery (ANC) is at another crossroads in its history. In about twenty-five years, ANC will run out of space as an active cemetery to honor our Nation's veterans. In order to significantly extend ANC's capacity, changes to either eligibility criteria and/or expansion of the cemetery's geographic footprint are required. Through Public Law 114-58, Congress directed the Secretary of the Army to provide this report to identify the current status and inform ways to extend the life expectancy of the cemetery well into the future. The Secretary of the Army's Report to Congress identified the current status of ANC, and options of future life.

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Burial Capacity
Report to Congress

New exhibit open at Arlington National Cemetery

Changes are underway at Arlington National Cemetery's Welcome Center. In a joint Effort with the American Battle Monuments Commission, ANC will unveil its new World War I exhibit in an official grand opening ceremony Friday, March 31, 8 a.m.

American Battle Monuments Commission
Arlington National Cemetery
World War I

Flags-In at Arlington National Cemetery scheduled for May 25

Soldiers of the 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) will conduct Flags-In, Thursday, May 25 beginning at 1 p.m., in Arlington National Cemetery. Within four hours, more than a thousand Soldiers will place an American flag at each of the headstones and at the foot of each Columbariums to honor the more than 400,000 interred in Arlington National Cemetery.
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The Old Guard

National Memorial Day Observance at Arlington National Cemetery

The National Memorial Day Observance to honor America's fallen service members is scheduled for Monday, May 29 at Arlington National Cemetery. The Presidential Armed Forces Full Honors Wreath-Laying Ceremony will begin at 11 a.m., followed by an observance program in Arlington National Cemetery's Memorial Amphitheater.
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Memorial Day
Wreath-Laying Ceremony

Arlington National Cemetery's Superintendent is newest Army SES

The U.S. Army welcomed the newest member to its Senior Executive Service during an induction ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery March 2, 2017.

Katharine Kelley, superintendent, Arlington National Cemetery, took the oath of office during her SES pinning and induction ceremony, hosted by Karen Durham-Aguilera, executive director, Army National Military Cemeteries.


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Induction Ceremony