Arlington National Cemetery will close to visitors beginning Friday, March 13, 2020 as we take precautionary measures to protect the health of our employees, families and visitors. Funerals will be conducted as scheduled. 1/
Family members should contact 1-877- 907-8585 for more info on new arrival procedures or if they would like to reschedule a funeral. ANC will be open to family pass holders only for visitation from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ANC will continually asses and update status to the public. 2/
ANC is complying with the DOD directives and supplemental “Force Health Protection Guidance for the Novel Coronavirus Outbreak” and has implemented risk-based measures consistent with guidance the Centers for Disease Control. 3/
Tomorrow: join ANC’s Horticulturist and Urban Forester for a walking tour of Arlington at the peak of the autumn splendor! The vibrant reds, oranges, yellows and russets of over 500 species of trees, shrubs, and perennials at ANC are a must see for anyone visiting in the fall. 1/
On this tour, you will learn about the cemetery's Memorial Arboretum and various landscapes and gardens. You'll gain insight into the urban forestry and horticulture programs, and extensive tree, shrub, and perennial collections. 2/
The variety of techniques used to create some of the most breathtaking formal and informal landscapes and gardens will also be highlighted.
The tour is from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Meet at the Information Desk in our Welcome Center.
Wear sturdy shoes and bring a bottle of water.
He was Audie Murphy, the baby-faced Texas farmboy who was born #OnThisDay in 1924. He became a U.S. legend.
Murphy grew up on a sharecropper's farm in Hunt County, Texas.
Left at a very young age to help raise 10 brothers and sisters when his father deserted their mother, Audie was 16 when his mother died. He watched as his siblings were doled out to an orphanage or relatives.
Seeking an escape from that life in 1942, he looked to the #Marines.