Tips for Participating in “Wreaths Out” at Arlington National Cemetery

January 04, 2019

Thank you for your interest in volunteering during the “Wreaths Out” Ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery.  We have provided a few tips to help you while you are on the grounds at our Nation’s Most Hallowed Shrine.

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Arlington National Cemetery Expects Thousands of Volunteers to Participate in Annual Wreaths Out Event

January 02, 2019

ARLINGTON, VA - Arlington National Cemetery (ANC) will hold its annual removal of wreaths, known as Wreaths Out, Saturday, Jan. 19 beginning at 8 a.m.

Thousands of volunteers are expected to help remove the more than 245,000 wreaths placed Dec. 15 by approximately 60,000 volunteers.  The high volume of volunteers may create traffic congestion and delays on nearby streets and at the cemetery’s entrances.

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Wreaths Across America: Arlington National Cemetery Asks Family Pass Holders to Pre-Register for Parking

November 30, 2018

ARLINGTON, VA – In an effort to better manage access for family pass holders, beginning tomorrow, Dec. 1 at 9 a.m., Arlington National Cemetery (ANC) is asking family pass holders to pre-register on its website at to reserve a space in its Welcome Center parking garage. 

Wreaths Across America: Volunteer Maps and Driving Directions

November 29, 2018

Click here PDF Icon for maps and recommended driving directions.

Click here PDF Icon for a map of publicly accessible restrooms.

Wreaths Across America: Major Changes to Cemetery Access this Year

November 27, 2018

No Vehicular Access on Arlington National Cemetery for Wreaths Across America Event

Public invited to celebrate Veterans Day at Arlington National Cemetery

November 01, 2018

WASHINGTON - The 65th annual National Veterans Day Observance, to honor the men and women who have served and continue to serve in the U.S. armed forces during war and peacetime, is scheduled to for Sunday, Nov. 11 at Arlington National Cemetery.

Road closure information in support of Marine Corps Marathon, Oct. 28

October 19, 2018

This release is courtesy of Arlingon County. Original release is available at

New traffic pattern for Arlington Memorial Bridge begins Oct. 15

October 12, 2018

(See original release here.)

Road closure information in support of Army Ten-Miler, Oct. 7

October 05, 2018

WASHINGTON – More than 35,000 military and civilian runners are expected to attend the 34th Annual Army Ten-Miler Sunday, Oct. 7. The race starts and finishes at the Pentagon and the route passes through parts of Arlington, Virginia, and Washington, D.C.

Hours of operation change Oct. 1; Changing of the Guard takes place every hour

October 01, 2018

Effective Oct. 1, Arlington National Cemetery's hours of operation change to close two hours earlier each day. The cemetery is now open from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. The parking garage closes an hour later at 6 p.m.