‘Holding Pattern' as Army Considers Eligibility Changes at Arlington National Cemetery
Thousands of veterans are waiting to find out if they’ll have to make different plans for their final resting place. Potential changes for who can be buried at Arlington National Cemetery were expected to be announced already, but that has not happened.
Panel Advises Removal of Confederate Statue at Arlington National Cemetery
An independent commission is recommending that the Confederate Memorial at Arlington National Cemetery be dismantled and taken down, as part of its final report to Congress on the renaming of military bases and assets that commemorate the Confederacy. Panel members on Tuesday rolled out the final list of ships, base roads, buildings and other items that they said should be…
History of Memorial Day in the US
Originally established during the Civil War, Memorial Day honors those who have died in military service for the U.S.
WATCH: Biden's Veterans Day Speech at Arlington Cemetery
President Joe Biden delivered Veterans Day remarks from Arlington Cemetery on Thursday
Biden Lays Wreath at Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
President Joe Biden visited Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia, in observance of Veterans Day on Thursday.
Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Opens to Public for First Time in a Century
Arlington National Cemetery is opening up the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Plaza Tuesday and Wednesday to members of the public and allowing visitors to lay flowers for the first time in almost a century. The historic invitation is honoring the anniversary of the tomb’s original burial 100 years ago. Entry to the plaza is typically reserved for members of…
New National Cemeteries Proposed as Arlington Running Out of Space
Arlington National Cemetery could run out of space for burials in 20 years — meaning tens of thousands would lose their eligibility.
Dwindling Space Leads to Changes in Who Can Be Buried at Arlington National Cemetery
The Army plans to announce new eligibility rules for burial at Arlington National Cemetery in early 2022.
Arlington Cemetery to Allow Public to Lay Flowers at Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Members of the public will be allowed to walk on Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Plaza and lay flowers for the first time in almost 100 years. Arlington National Cemetery will hold special events around Veterans Day. “This is a rare opportunity for the public to walk next to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, a privilege otherwise given only…