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Space for private markers in authorized sections is no longer available

By Arlington National Cemetery on 11/21/2017

Private markers Due to the extremely limited burial space, ANC can unfortunately no longer accommodate requests for new privately purchased markers for grave sites. There are only 13 sections in Arlington National Cemetery in which private markers were allowed in accordance with law. Those sections are now closed to first interments due to lack of available grave space, the growth of trees, landscape provisions, and safety concerns for families and staff.

ANC would like to remind families who have elected a PM, they are responsible for all maintenance of the private marker to include repairs to damaged markers or any additional inscriptions. ANC will conduct minor routine cleaning and maintain the ground around them.

For more information regarding this policy change, please call: 877-907-8585