Mariah will be buried with military honors at Arlington National Cemetery on Thursday, March 18. The service will commence at 11:00 am at the Old Post Chapel at Fort Myer, immediately adjacent to the Cemetery. After a ceremony lasting about 20 minutes, the funeral party will proceed from the chapel to the graveside where we will bid Mariah our final farewell.

If you’d like to attend, you should plan on being at the Old Post Chapel by 10:30 am. Heightened security at the gates will increase the time needed to gain entrance, so the Army suggests arriving as early as 9:30 am.

Here’s a Google map of the Fort Myer gates and Old Post Chapel. Below are directions to Fort Myer.

– Mark

Fort Myer, Virginia, is located across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., adjacent to Arlington National Cemetery. Fort Myer has three gates:

  • Hatfield Gate on Washington Blvd. at South 2nd Street — Main gate, open at all times
  • Wright Gate on Marshall Dr. at Meade St. just off Rte 110 — Open from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. seven days a week
  • Henry Gate on Arlington Blvd. (U.S. Rt. 50) at North Pershing Dr. — For Outbound Vehicular Traffic and Pedestrian Traffic, open Monday-Friday, 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

FROM THE SOUTH ON INTERSTATE 95:

Inside the Capital Beltway, 1-95 becomes 1-395. Proceed north toward Washington. Take Exit 8A (7 miles inside the Beltway), marked “Washington Blvd., Route 27.” Bear left on the ramp, following the signs. Exit Washington Blvd. to the right at the exit marked “Fort Myer Only.”

FROM THE WEST ON INTERSTATE 66:

Proceed on 1-66 inside the Capital Beltway. Take exit 26 (7 miles inside the Beltway) marked “Route 110 South, Pentagon, Alexandria.”
Pass the Iwo Jima Memorial on your right, then immediately turn right onto Marshall Drive and continue 3/4 miles to Fort Myer gate.

FROM THE NORTH ON THE CAPITAL BELTWAY (I-495):

Immediately after crossing the American Legion Bridge into Virginia, exit to the right onto the George Washington Memorial Parkway, toward Washington, Exit 43-44. Merge onto the Parkway, then take exit toward US-50. Merge onto Arlington Blvd/US-50. Proceed west in the right lane to a ramp for Ft. Myer Drive/Meade Street. Make a left turn, pass by the Iwo Jima Memorial on your left, proceed to the stop sign and turn right into Ft. Myer.

FROM D.C.:

Take 1-395 out of the city and into Virginia. Pass the Pentagon and take Exit 8A for Washington Blvd. Proceed on Washington Blvd and take exit marked “Fort Myer Only” on the right.

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