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Flowers of Remembrance Day: Sunday, May 26, 2024

Arlington National Cemetery (ANC) is honored to announce the third Flowers of Remembrance Day, to be held at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier on Sunday, May 26, 2024, from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.

Members of the public are invited to place a flower at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Flowers will be provided by the Memorial Day Flowers Foundation. Visitors should not bring their own flowers. During this event, visitors will also have an opportunity to place a flower on headstones or columbarium niches throughout the cemetery.

At 10 a.m. in the outdoor bowl of Memorial Amphitheater, ANC historians will offer a public program on the history of Decoration Day/Memorial Day, this holiday’s importance to ANC and its connections to the Flowers of Remembrance Day event. After the 10 a.m. talk, they will lead an optional, supplemental walking tour to the James Tanner Amphitheater, the Tomb of the Civil War Unknowns and other locations related to the official Decoration Day commemoration at ANC. No registration is necessary for participation.

Visitor Information

•  Arlington National Cemetery will provide flowers for all visitors. 

•  Bring water in order to stay hydrated while in the cemetery. Water bottles may also be purchased in the Welcome Center.

•  Please be respectful and remember that this day honors the fallen. 

•  To find a gravesite, download our ANC Explorer app. For a general map of the cemetery, click here

•  Getting here and getting around: 
         - Parking 
         - Getting Here, Including Metro Access 
         - Security Procedures and Restricted Items 
         - Tram Tours (including access to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier from the Welcome Center) 
         - Access for Visitors with Disabilities 

Traffic Advisory

Visitors planning to attend Flowers of Remembrance Day on Sunday, May 26 should be advised that the annual "Rolling to Remember" motorcycle ride will take place on the same day. 

•  The motorcycle ride should not have a major effect on Flowers of Remembrance.

•  However, traffic in the area may be heavier than normal, and certain roads will be closed—including Washington Blvd. from Pentagon North Parking to Memorial Circle, and the exits off 395N into Pentagon Parking and Columbia Pike.