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***EVENT POSTPONED TO SUNDAY, JUNE 15 DUE TO EXPECTED INCLEMENT WEATHER THIS EVENING***
ARLINGTON, Va. – 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 at 150” is an hour-long live military show featuring musical performances by “The President’s Own,” U.S. Marine Band and a Joint Chorus made up with singers from the Army, Marine Corps, Navy and Air Force; a wreath ceremony and historical vignettes that showcase how military conflicts have shaped our nation and the cemetery.
The event starts at 8:30 p.m., with a pre-show at 8 p.m. in the Arlington National Cemetery Memorial Amphitheater. This is the first time Arlington has hosted an evening event in the amphitheater.
Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis in the amphitheater. Attendees are encouraged to arrive early to ensure access and should plan to be seated no later than 8:00 p.m.
Attendees are encouraged to ride Metro. The Arlington Cemetery Metro Station will stay open until 11 p.m. A free shuttle service will provide transportation from the Welcome Center to the Memorial Amphitheater. The last shuttle will leave the Welcome Center at 8:15 p.m., or when the Memorial Amphitheater is full.
Free parking is available in the Welcome Center parking lot. DoD ID card holders may park on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall and walk to the amphitheater.
Attendees are encouraged to bring clear plastic refillable water bottles. There will be water stations near the amphitheater for attendees to refill their water bottles.
For more information, contact Arlington National Cemetery at (877) 907-8585 or visit our website at www.arlingtoncemetery.mil/Events/ANC150.aspx
Event hash tag: #ANC150
Evening program poster: https://www.flickr.com/photos/arlingtoncemetery/14052810226/in/photostream/