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For Families Attending

an Arlington National Cemetery Service

Crews from Arlington Media videotaping and photographing a funeral at Arlington National Cemetery
Additional Resources

Additional Resources. When attending a service at Arlington National Cemetery, there are many other services that families may need. Hotels, transportation, etc. These are vendors that we most often see at and around the cemetery.


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Key Bridge Marriott

1401 Lee Hwy

Arlington, VA 22209




Le Méridien Arlington

1121 19th St N

Arlington, VA 22209




Hyatt Arlington

1325 Wilson Blvd

Arlington, VA 22209




Best Western Rosslyn/Iwo Jima

1501 Arlington Blvd

Arlington, VA 22209




Virginian Suites Arlington

1500 Arlington Blvd

Arlington, VA 22209




Days Inn Arlington/Washington DC

2201 Arlington Blvd

Arlington, VA 22201




The Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City

1250 S Hayes St

Arlington, VA 22202




DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel

300 Army Navy Dr

Arlington, VA 22202




Hampton Inn & Suites National Airport

2000 Jefferson Davis Hwy

Arlington, VA 22202





Reston Limousine

45685 Elmwood Ct

Sterling, VA 20166




Chariots For Hire

21915 Shaw Rd

Sterling, VA 20164





Places to gather

Twin Towers Florist

1000 Wilson Blvd m735

Arlington, VA 22209




Women's Memorial

2 Memorial Drive

Arlington, VA 22202




Fort Myer Officers Club

214 Jackson Ave

Fort Myer, VA 22211




Fort Myer Recreation Center

228 McNair Rd Building 405

Fort Myer, VA 22211





Norm Weaver





1 Dependent Services


When a spouse or other dependent of a current or former member of the Armed Forces is buried at Arlington, the military service in which the primary party served will provide a casket team and a chaplain. No other military funeral honors will be rendered unless the spouse also served in the military.



2 Standard Honors Services


Enlisted service members interred/inurned at Arlington National Cemetery will receive honors provided by the decedent’s branch of service.

These honors include:


A casket team (body bearers / pall bearers)

A firing party

A bugler



3 Full Honors Services


In addition to the standard military funeral honors, Commissioned and Warrant officers and senior non-Commissioned Officer with a pay grade of E-9:


ARMY: Sergeant Major (SGM), Command Sergeant Major (CSM), Sergeant Major of the Army (SMA),


NAVY & COAST GUARD: Master Chief Petty Officer (MCPO), Fleet/Command Master Chief Petty Officer, Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON), or Coast Guard (MCPOCG),


MARINES: Master Gunnery Sergeant (MGySgt), Sergeant Major (SgtMaj), Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps (SgtMajMC),


AIR FORCE: Chief Master Sergeant (CMSgt), First Sergeant, Command Chief Master Sergeant, Chief Master Sergeant

of the Air Force (CMSAF),


are eligible for full military funeral honors at Arlington National Cemetery including:


An escort platoon (size varies according to the rank of the deceased)

A military band


Additionally, those eligible for full military funeral honors at Arlington National Cemetery may use the caisson, if available. Officers in the rank of colonel and above in the Army and the Marine Corps may be provided a caparisoned (riderless) horse, if available. General/flag officers may receive a cannon salute (17 guns for a four-star general, 15 for a three-star, 13 for a two-star, 11 for a one-star), if available.

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