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Memorial Day at Arlington National Cemetary
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When: 5/26/2014
11:00 AM
Where: Arlington National Cemetary
Arlington, Virginia  22211
United States
Presenter: Arlington National Cemetary
Contact: Harriet Boyden

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Arlington National Cemetery, 11am - Laying of wreath by President Obama, Ceremony in the Amphitheater (ticket not needed for bench seat in Amphitheater, RSVP not required), seating on a first come first serve basis, gates open at 8AM.  Wreath laying by Gold Star Wives and other organizations.  Expect a security check- President Obama is expected to speak.

For more information: Arlington National Cemetery

A prelude concert by the United States Navy Band will begin in the amphitheater at 10:30 a.m. A wreath-laying ceremony will take place at the Tomb of the Unknowns at 11 a.m. and will be followed by an observance program in the amphitheater. Space is limited to standing room only for the wreath-laying ceremony and seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis in the amphitheater. Attendees are encouraged to arrive early to ensure access to these events and should plan to be seated no later than 9:30 a.m. Arlington will open at 8 a.m.

Free parking is available all day in the Welcome Center parking lot. A free shuttle service will provide transportation from the Welcome Center to the Memorial Amphitheater. The last shuttle will leave the Welcome Center at 10:15 a.m., or when the Memorial Amphitheater is full.

DoD ID card holders may park at the Old Post Chapel gate on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall and take a free shuttle to the amphitheater. Walking is prohibited.

Attendees will be required to pass through a security checkpoint to gain access to the amphitheater for the official program. Items prohibited on the premises include: Large bags and backpacks, firearms and weapons of any type, laser pointers, aerosol containers, soda cans, umbrellas, coolers, picnic baskets, tripods, lighters, personal protection sprays, insulated beverage containers and anything that could potentially be used as a weapon.

Attendees are encouraged to bring clear plastic refillable water bottles. There will be water stations near Memorial Amphitheater for ceremony attendees to refill their water bottles.

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