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Memorial Day Ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery
Published: 01/24/2007 | Updated:  08/20/2014
What are the procedures for attending the Memorial Day ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery?
If the President attends, as he often has, security is tight, and general attendance is strictly on a "first come, first served" basis, with persons advised to be in line several hours ahead of time for security screening. You may also find it helpful to visit the website for the cemetery at: