Reagan International (DCA) – Accessible to Hampton via the Metro Red Line or taxi. Reagan Airport Metro Transport – Metro service is available from Washington’s Reagan airport to the Silver Spring station where you can call the hotel, (301) 588-5887, and they will send a shuttle van to get you and your luggage. Be patient, as the hotel has just one shuttle to service all the guests.
We have chartered a clean, comfortable coach for our transportation needs on Tuesday and Thursday. Wednesday and Friday we will be riding the Metro system.
What to Wear
Our desire is to communicate charity and respect to those around us by dressing modestly in coverage and fit whether we are on the battlefield or in the banquet room. We request no cut-offs or t-shirts. We suggest a bit more dressy for the Farewell Banquet, where many men wear sport coats.
What to Bring
Hat, comfortable walking shoes as we will walk a lot, journal, camera, umbrella.
What NOT to Bring
We will be in many Federal buildings, and consequently pass through security screenings. Leave anything you wouldn’t take through airport security (pocket knives, pepper spray, etc.) in your hotel room.
Metro Public Transportation Information
Landmark Events provides a pre-loaded SmarTrip card for each attendee to use on the Metro rail and bus systems. This card is loaded with $25 in funds for fares and must be returned to Landmark Events at the end of the tour. If lost, you will be responsible for the replacement cost.
Many of the Memorials are open 24 hours so you will be able to remain on the mall or return to them on your own via the Metro if you desire. Our hotel is close to the Silver Spring station of the Red Line. There is another Metro station just outside of Arlington National Cemetery, just a few blocks from many of the memorials; Lincoln, Jefferson, Iwo Jima, etc., as well as one near the Smithsonian Museums. Visit the Metro website to see routes and schedule. The Hampton Inn Silver Spring is at 8728A Colesville Rd., Silver Spring, MD 20910.
Arlington National Cemetery App Arlington National Cemetery has developed ANC Explorer, an application that is available across common web browsers and on mobile smart phones. This app enables veterans, family members and the public to explore Arlington’s rich history. This first version of ANC Explorer allows users to locate gravesites events, or other points of interest; generate front and back photos of a headstone or monument; and receive directions to those locations.