Arlington National Cemetery Observes Its 150th Anniversary

 

Arlington National Cemetery turns 150 this year. The media release below lists dates for special events that are planned. Click here to read an interview with Arlington’s executive director, Patrick K. Hallinan, published earlier this year by Military History magazine.

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Arlington at 150: Honor the Tradition, Remember the Sacrifice, Explore the History

Starting in May 2014, Arlington National Cemetery will host a series of events to commemorate this important milestone in Arlington’s history, starting with a wreath laying ceremony at the gravesite of Army Pvt. William Christman, who was the first military burial at Arlington and concluding with a wreath laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier on June 15, the day Arlington was established as a national cemetery. Click on this link for more information on the guided tours at Arlington National Cemetery listed below.

May 13, 2014: Wreath Laying Ceremony at the grave of Pvt. William Christman, the first military burial at Arlington
May 13, 2014: Arlington National Cemetery 150th Anniversary Book Release Reception at the Women In Military Service for America Memorial
May 19, 2014: Special Guided Tour: The American Civil War
May 20, 2014: Special Guided Tour: Uncle Sam’s Little Wars
May 21, 2014: Special Guided Tour: World War I: Bringing our Heroes Home
May 22, 2014: Special Guided Tour: World War II: The Greatest Generation
May 23, 2014: Special Guided Tour: U.S. Military and the Cold War
May 30, 2014: Renaming ceremony for the Old Amphitheater, immediately following Decoration Day Observance hosted by the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War
June 2, 2014: Special Guided Tour: The American Civil War
June 3, 2014: Special Guided Tour: World War I: Bringing our Heroes Home
June 4, 2014: Special Guided Tour: Late 20th Century to the Present
June 5, 2014: Special Guided Tour: Monuments and Memorials
June 6, 2014: Special Guided Tour: Medal of Honor
June 13, 2014: “Arlington at 150” Observance Program: A tribute to Arlington’s Past, Present and Future
June 15, 2014: Wreath Laying Ceremony at the Memorial Amphitheater, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

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