National Veterans’ Cemeteries Ease Restrictions

Over 150 sites across the nation lift coronavirus rules.

Wreath-laying and flag placement ceremonies have resumed for the public at national veterans’ cemeteries ahead of Memorial Day. The Department of Veterans Affairs has lifted the COVID restrictions on masks, social distancing, and limited crowd size at Arlington National Cemetery and 155 other national veterans’ cemeteries. The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier is also open to the public for the first time in a year.

“Arlington National Cemetery is a safe environment and we are pleased COVID conditions have improved enough that we may fully reopen to the public,” Cemetery Superintendent Charles Alexander stated. “We greatly missed everyone and our staff and the Tomb Sentinels miss sharing the cemetery’s rich history to our visitors.”

Virtual visitation options are also available online.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • With humble gratitude for the veterans who gave their lives in defense of this country.
  • For veterans who survived yet live with the wounds of battle, physically and psychologically.
  • For the Department of Veterans Affairs as they oversee care for U.S. veterans.

Sources: NY Times, Military Times


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