Air Force Memorial Will Be Closed to Spectators on Independence Day

Public access to the Southern Expansion portion of ANC, which includes access to the Air Force Memorial, will be closed on July 4.

Published on: Thursday, June 30, 2022

Memorial Observances

An Army band plays at National Veterans Day Observance 2019, Memorial Amphitheater

Two major annual remembrance ceremonies take place at Arlington National Cemetery's Memorial Amphitheater, on Memorial Day (last Monday of May) and Veterans Day (November 11). Some 5,000 visitors attend each of these national ceremonies, which are sponsored by the U.S. Army Military District of Washington. The president of the United States typically delivers an address at the Memorial Day ceremony.  

Numerous military and government organizations also conduct annual memorial services at the cemetery. All ceremonies and special events are free and open to the public.

See photos of recent memorial ceremonies: