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12 Mar 20
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/
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24 Oct 19
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.
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6 Sep 18
Good morning from Arlington National Cemetery!

Today at 3 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time we will officially dedicate our #Millennium expansion, unveil two new streets and conduct funerals for two Unknown #CivilWar Union Soldiers.

(@USArmy photos by Mary Smith)
We will be streaming the ceremony #live and will share the feed here on @Twitter and @Facebook.
Following a history of the project and unveiling of two new street signs, we will conduct the first ground burial of two Civil War Soldiers discovered at @ManassasNPS.
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20 Jun 18
He wanted to join the @USMC, but he was too short.

The paratroopers wouldn't have him either.

Reluctantly, he settled on the infantry, enlisting to become nothing less than one of the most-decorated heroes of #WorldWarII.

(#USArmy photo)
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.
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