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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ARLINGTON, Va. (May. 18, 2021) – Memorial Day ceremonies at all American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC) sites will be closed to the general public in order to ensure the health and safety of our staff and visitors.
Shortly after the close of the war, Congress passed a bill providing for the entombment of a World War II unknown to join that of unknown from World War I on the Amphitheater plaza at Arlington National Cemetery.
The American Battle Monuments Commission will honor the fallen this Memorial Day, but due to host-nation COVID-19 guidance and out of an abundance of caution, all ceremonies will be closed to the public.