Arlington is home to several sites commemorating the brave men and women who fought for this country, often sacrificing their lives in the process. Visit these military memorials in Arlington to honor and learn about these notable heroes and their place within the nation’s history.
Arlington National Cemetery
This 624-acre world-renown cemetery is the final resting place for over 400,000 active-duty veterans and their immediate families. The beautiful gardens and manicured landscapes in the cemetery are designed to honor the services and sacrifice of those who have served the nation. The cemetery conducts 27 to 30 burials every weekday and is open to the public 365 days a year.
The United States Marine Corps War Memorial (Iwo Jima)
This memorial was erected to honor all Marines who have given their lives in defense of the United States since 1775. While the bronze statue depicts one of the most famous incidents in World War II, it is dedicated to all the U.S. Marines who have died in the line of duty.
Women in Military Service for America Memorial
Located at the entrance to Arlington National Cemetery, this is the only major national memorial honoring all women who have served in the U.S Military throughout history.
Air Force Memorial
Located on a hillside between Arlington National Cemetery and the Pentagon, this memorial honors the service and heritage of the men and women of the U.S. Airforce and its heritage organization.
Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
This is Arlington National Cemetery’s most iconic memorial dedicated to deceased soldiers whose remains have not been identified. It is located on top of a hill overlooking Washington DC and is guarded 24/7.