I initially did this post with the link to the Stars and Stripes article, but it is a pay site and while I saw it there first, the article is COVID-19 related and free for now on their website, I chose to link to the Arlington website article as it’s no charge. Here’s the article on Arlington’s website – Arlington National Cemetery Reopens to the Public for Gravesite Visitation Only: https://www.arlingtoncemetery.mil/Media/News/Post/10958/Arlington-National-Cemetery-Reopens-to-the-Public-for-Gravesite-Visitation-Only. There are additional instructions on Arlington‘s website. Worth noting this point
If you are a family pass holder, you can visit your loved one’s grave until 5 P. M. However, that doesn’t mean you can go wandering around other parts of the cemetery after the Cemetery closes at Noon.
Beginning September 9 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
ARLINGTON, VA – Arlington National Cemetery (ANC) announces a limited reopening to visitors on Wednesday, September 9 to allow gravesite visitations to our veterans and families laid to rest in these hallowed grounds.
ANC will open to the public from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Face coverings will be mandatory to wear while on cemetery grounds and social distancing is expected. Several places of interest will remain closed to ensure health protection conditions. These sites include the John F. Kennedy gravesite, Memorial Amphitheater and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
Karen Durham-Aguilera, Executive Director, Office of Army National Cemeteries and Arlington National Cemetery, states, “As conditions in the National Capital Region have continued to improve, our goal is to provide increased access for the public to visit a loved one’s gravesite. We hope this limited reopening will better accommodate our visitors.”