Arlington National Cemetery has new security measures in place for those who visit the cemetery, officials announced. The new measures are meant to enhance current efforts and improve visitor safety.
In addition to random ID checks and other security measures already in place, officials said, the cemetery will require visitors to go through additional screening. All vehicle access will require presenting valid, government-issued photo identification, such as a driver's license or passport, when entering the cemetery.
Vehicles will be subject to random inspections. Family members with permanent gravesite vehicle passes may continue to drive to their loved ones' grave with a valid driver's license.
Before entering the cemetery from the main entrance, all pedestrians will be screened through the Welcome Center, with express screening lines for visitors who do not have bags. People with disabilities also will have an express line for screening, officials said.
Arlington officials urge people to allow additional time to go through security screening when visiting the cemetery.