Honoring the fallen on Memorial Day
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National cemeteries in the US managed by the Department of Veterans Affairs will be open during Memorial Day weekend, but Arlington National Cemetery will remain closed to the public because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Arlington cemetery will be open only to family pass holders.
“We are expecting several thousand family pass holders to visit their loved ones’ graves this Memorial Day weekend,” Charles “Ray” Alexander Jr., superintendent of Arlington National Cemetery, said in a statement.
“Protecting the health of our employees, service members, contractors and our visitors is paramount.”