Safety Message

Are you visiting Arlington National Cemetery this week? If so, be sure to hydrate! It gets hot and humid in Arlington and we want our visitors to avoid heat related injuries. Check out our app, ANC Explorer, to locate water fountains throughout the cemetery.

Published on: Monday, June 13, 2022

Burial Flags

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Burial flags used for military honors at Arlington National Cemetery measure 5' x 9 ½'. Most funeral homes will obtain the U.S. flag on behalf of the veteran's family. Requests for a burial flag must be made at the time of need (time of death). Burial flags may also be obtained from VA regional offices and most U.S. post offices by completing VA Form 21-2008, Application for United States Flag for Burial PurposesPDF, and submitting it with a copy of the veteran's discharge papers at one of these locations.