Thursday, March 28, 2013
The cemetery is hosting the free service at 6:30 a.m. Sunday.
Easter service at Arlington National Cemetery’s Memorial Amphitheater will take place at 6:30 a.m. Sunday. The service includes a performance by the United States Army Band “Pershing’s Own” and will be led by Brig. Gen. Charles Ray Bailey, U.S. Army deputy chief of chaplain. The service is nondenominational, free and open to the public. Gates open at 5:15 a.m., according to cemetery officials. Parking is available at the cemetery’s visitor’s hall and at the Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall parking lot.
Thursday, January 24, 2013
Cemetery will be closed to vehicle traffic until 1 p.m. Saturday.
Not long before Christmas, volunteers with Wreaths Across America placed wreaths at approximately 112,000 grave sites at Arlington National Cemetery. Saturday, the cemetery needs volunteers to help clean them up. The cemetery's welcome center will open at 7 a.m. for volunteers; they will be briefed on the cleanup plan shortly before 9 a.m. at the Memorial Amphitheater. The cleanup should last until about 1 p.m. The cemetery will be closed to vehicles, including those with permanent passes, during that time. Due to limited parking, the cemetery encourages volunteers to use Metro. The cleanup will take place regardless of weather, according to an Arlington National Cemetery news release. Volunteers are encouraged to wear gloves, comfortable …
Friday, June 17, 2011
Reports of a 'suspicious person' in custody after being found in Arlington Cemetery overnight; federal authorities converge on Franconia home
Update 3:58 p.m.: The FBI has issued a press release about Yonathan Melaku and the suspicious package at the Pentagon. Melaku, 22, was detained Friday morning when he was found in Arlington Cemetery after it had closed. After questioning Melaku, the FBI searched his backpack and a vehicle, a red 2011 Nissan parked near the Pentagon. Materials in the backpack were at first thought to be dangerous, but bomb experts determined that the items were non-explosive. The press release also confirms that Melaku's home in the Franconia area of Alexandria was searched, with assistance from the Fairfax County Police Department. The FBI says Melaku acted alone, and no other areas are involved. Melaku joined in the Marines Corps. Reserve on September 4, …