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News Releases

Arlington National Cemetery Emphasizes Safety at Annual Wreaths Out Event

January 17, 2018

ARLINGTON, Va. – Arlington National Cemetery will be holding Wreaths Across America’s clean-up day, commonly known as Wreaths Out, Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018, beginning at 8 a.m.


Veterans Day Media Events at Arlington National Cemetery

October 21, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Veterans Day Media Events at Arlington National Cemetery


Veterans Day

MEDIA ADVISORY: National Memorial Day Observance at Arlington National Cemetery

May 12, 2015
WASHINGTON -- The annual National Memorial Day Observance to honor America’s fallen military service members is scheduled for Monday, May 25 at Arlington National Cemetery.

Arlington National Cemetery awards new contract for interpretive bus tour service

December 16, 2014

ARLINGTON, Va. – Officials announced the award of a bus tour service concession contract to Arlington National Cemetery Tours, Inc., a subsidiary of Old Town Trolley Tours of Washington, Inc.


***POSTPONED TO JUNE 15*** June 13 evening event: Arlington at 150 Observance Program: A tribute to Arlington's Past, Present and Future

May 30, 2014

As part of Arlington National Cemetery’s 150th anniversary commemoration, the cemetery is hosting an evening event on Friday, June 13: “Arlington at 150 Observance Program: A tribute to Arlington’s Past, Present and Future,” featuring historical vignettes and musical performances. The show is free and open to the public.


Arlington National Cemetery to rename “Old” Amphitheater after Civil War Wounded Warrior, James R. Tanner

May 21, 2014

Arlington National Cemetery to rename “Old” Amphitheater after Civil War Wounded Warrior, James R. Tanner


Temporary Flame transferred to permanent Eternal Flame at President John F. Kennedy's gravesite

October 29, 2013
Temporary flame transferred to permanent Eternal Flame at President John F. Kennedy's gravesite
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"Arlington at 150": Events designed to commemorate Arlington National Cemetery's 150th Anniversary

October 09, 2013
ARLINGTON, Va. – Arlington National Cemetery will host a series of special events from May through June 2014 designed to honor the traditions, remember the sacrifice and explore the history of the cemetery as it commemorates its 150th anniversary.
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Arlington National Cemetery’s award-winning app reaches 30k downloads

April 10, 2013
ARLINGTON, Va. – The Executive Director of the Army National Military Cemeteries announced in a hearing today that Arlington National Cemetery’s free app, ANC Explorer, has reached 30,465 downloads in less than six months.
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Arlington National Cemetery employees exempt from furloughs, not sequestration-related budget cuts

March 13, 2013
The Executive Director of the Army National Military Cemeteries announced in a hearing today that most of Arlington National Cemetery civilian employees will be exempt from defense-related furloughs for Fiscal Year 2013.
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