ARLINGTON, Va. – Today, Arlington National Cemetery hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony to unveil the first major upgrade to the historical displays in the Welcome Center’s main hall in more than 20 years.
The new exhibit tells the story of Arlington National Cemetery and its significance to the Nation. The cornerstone of the new exhibit is a life-size replica of U.S. Army bugler, Staff Sgt. Jesse Tubb, who unveiled his statue.
“Today’s event builds upon Arlington’s transformation over the past two and a half years. We’ve partnered with the Army Center of Military History to transition the ‘Visitor Center’ to a ‘Welcome Center,’ a place where dynamic history, up-to-date information and educational opportunities come together to enhance the visitor experience,” said Kathryn A. Condon, executive director of the Army National Military Cemeteries.
The redesigned Welcome Center will provide the annual 3.16 million Veterans, Family members and visitors to Arlington National Cemetery a more informed understanding of the honor, history, traditions and events associated with our Nation's premier military cemetery.
Photos of exhibit are available at http://www.flickr.com/photos/arlingtoncemetery/sets/72157632569648394/