Visitors will have the opportunity to walk across the Plaza and place a complimentary flower at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
These flowers, provided by our sponsors, TD Bank and the Foundation for the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
The event will be held between 9am and 5pm. Trams will be available to all visitors free of charge from the Welcome Center to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
After spending a moment at the Tomb, visitors may pick up more flowers to place at headstones throughout the cemetery.
Although not a requirement, we urge all visitors to express their intention of attending the event by registering through Eventbrite. Specifying the time at which you think you will arrive at the cemetery will help us with on-site logistics.
Flowers of Remembrance Day pays homage to the first official, national Decoration Day, now known as Memorial Day. This ceremony first took place at Arlington National Cemetery on May 30, 1868, to honor U.S. service members who died in the Civil War.
Since 2011, the Memorial Day Flowers Foundation has organized flower tribute events at Arlington National Cemetery to honor and remember those who have served.
Photos by Elizabeth Fraser U.S. Army / Arlington National Cemetery / released