Wreaths Across America 2016


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SOURCE: Arlington National Cemetery



Theo tin Arlington National Cemetery



11/2/2016
Due to the National Veterans Day Observance Program, on Friday, Nov. 11th, the interpretative tour bus service within the grounds of the Arlington National Cemetery will not operate until 2:30 p.m. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Tour tickets can be purchased at Arlington National Cemetery in the Welcome Center ticket booth and at shuttle stops. Tickets can also be purchased online at http://www.arlingtontours.com..




Theo tin Nghĩa trang quốc gia Arlington

SOURCE: Arlington National Cemetery



Theo tin Arlington National Cemetery



11/30/2016

The annual Wreaths Across America event will be held at Arlington National Cemetery Saturday, December 17, 2016.

The cemetery will be closed to vehicle traffic until 3 p.m. ANC Tours, Arlington’s interpretative bus tour, will not operate this day. This is a walking event. Participants are encouraged to wear comfortable walking shoes and bring refillable water bottles. Temporary restrooms will be located throughout the cemetery.

Schedule of Events

7 a.m. — Metro rail opens (system-wide).**
**Be aware that Metro’s Safe Track Surge #11 is underway. The Orange and Silver Lines will experience service reductions. Check www.wmata.com for more information.

8 a.m. — Visitors Center Parking Garage opens for ANC Family Pass and Handicap Pass ONLY. Arlington National Cemetery Gates Open.

8:15-8:30 a.m. — Wreaths Across America Truck Convoy arrives at Arlington’s Main Gate (time approx.)

9:30 a.m. — Opening Ceremony (McClellan Gate).

10 a.m. — Wreath laying begins throughout the cemetery.

Noon — Wreath laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

Parking Information

For safety reasons, no general public vehicles/ANC Family passes/Disability vehicles are allowed inside Arlington National Cemetery until 3 p.m. Families with permanent parking passes (ANC Family passes) can park in the Visitors Center Garage free-of-charge until 3 p.m. For those with disabilities, the Administration Parking Lot is designated parking.

There is public parking available in the Eads, Fern and Joyce lots. The Eads, Fern and Joyce lots are each about the same distance to the south Service Complex gate (the gate between the Air Force and Pentagon Memorials).

Metro Information

Because of the large number of volunteers and lack of adequate parking, participants are highly encouraged to take Metro.

Metro stops:

1) Arlington Cemetery: Blue Line; Cemetery entrance: Main — Follow signs to enter Visitor Center main gate.

2) Rosslyn: Orange and Blue Lines; Cemetery entrance: Ord & Weitzel (.7 mi) — Follow signs to Iwo Jima Memorial. Continue south downhill toward cemetery. Entrance is an iron gate across the street from the end of the Iwo Jima Memorial access road.

**Metro Safe Tracking Surge #11: Orange Line trains will continuously single track between West Falls Church and East Falls Church from November 28 through December 21, 2016. Expect crowding on Orange/Silver line trains.

3) Pentagon: Yellow and Blue Lines; Cemetery entrance: south Service Complex (.7 mi) — Follow signs to Pentagon Memorial. Go west under S. Washington Blvd. Gate on right, off Columbia Pike, downhill from the Air Force Memorial.

4) Pentagon City: Yellow and Blue Lines; Cemetery entrance: south Service Complex (.9 mi) — Follow signs to the Pentagon Memorial. Cross under I-395 pedestrian tunnel. Go west under S. Washington Blvd. Gate on right, off Columbia Pike, downhill from the Air Force Memorial.

Security:

Arlington National Cemetery is phasing in security measures for those who visit the cemetery. In addition to random ID checks and other security measures already in place, the cemetery will require visitors to go through additional physical screening. We urge everyone to allow addition time to go through security screening when visiting the cemetery, especially large tour groups. We recommend visitors bring minimal to no bags to expedite the screening process.

Arlington National Cemetery Gates Open For Public Access (clockwise from north):

• Ord & Weitzel (north side) south of the Netherlands Carillon and the Iwo Jima Memorial
• Visitor Center main gates
• South Service Complex off Columbia Pike between the Air Force and Pentagon Memorials
• Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall (northwest side) near the Old Post Chapel (DoD ID required)

For more information, go to www.wreathsacrossamerica.org.



http://www.arlingtoncemetery.mil/News/Post/3712/Interpretative-Tour-Bus-Service-will-resume-after-2-30-p-m-on-Veterans-Day


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