Reference Manual (RM) 61, 3.2.5 B. Commercial Filming and Photography
A written permit from the superintendent is required for all commercial filming in national cemeteries (NPS Management Policies 2006, section 184.108.40.206). Commercial filming means filming that involves the digital or film recording of a visual image or sound recording by a person, business, or other entity for a market audience. This includes recordings such as those used for a documentary, television or feature film, advertisement, or similar project (NPS Management Policies 2006, section 220.127.116.11).
36 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 12.4 Special Events and Demonstrations
Conducting a special event or demonstration, whether spontaneous or organized, is prohibited except for official commemorative events conducted for Memorial Day, Veterans Day and other dates designated by the superintendent as having special historic and commemorative significance to a particular national cemetery.
36 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 12.3 Definitions
Demonstration means a demonstration, picketing, speechmaking, marching, holding a vigil or religious service, or any other like form of conduct that involves the communication or expression of views or grievances, engaged in by one or more persons, the conduct of which is reasonably likely to attract a crowd or onlookers. This term does not include casual park use by persons that is not reasonably likely to attract a crowd or onlookers.
First Amendment Areas
The park has designated several First Amendment areas which can be used by less than 25 people without a sound amplification device and during park hours without any permit required. See below for a map of the First Amendment areas.
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Last updated: April 3, 2023