Honoring Our Veterans in Arlington

​Honoring those who have served our country on Veterans Day is vital throughout the country, but Arlington will inspire you as nowhere else on earth.

Most Cherished Tributes
Events designed specifically to honor our vets.

Besides our proximity to the nation's capital, Arlington is the location of several of our nation's most cherished tributes to our veterans. Here are a few events designed specifically to honor our vets:

Friday, November 11 (11 a.m.)

Arlington National Cemetery
This is the National Veterans Day Observance. The Cemetery will be broadcasting on Facebook Live the Presidential Wreath Laying Ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Seating in the amphitheater is limited, arrival at least a half hour before the ceremony is recommended.

Friday, November 11 (11 a.m.)

Air Force Memorial
One of the most striking additions to the region's skyline in recent years, the Air Force Memorial's soaring arcs (representing the image of flight by jet and space craft) are visible from miles around. A wreath laying ceremony will be observed to commemorate those members of the U.S. armed forces who were killed during war. 

U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial (Iwo Jima)
With its sweeping view across the Potomac River of The Mall, your Veterans Day tour of the National Capital Area would not be complete without a visit to this hallowed place. The largest cast bronze statue in the world is dedicated to all Marines who have given their lives since 1775. 

Author: Cara O'Donnell

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