The Armored Forces Memorial commemorates the contributions of American armored units throughout their history. The Memorial is one of a series of memorials that line Memorial Avenue, the entrance to Arlington National Cemetery.
History & Culture
The U.S. has used tanks in conflicts since World War I. Armored forces included tanks, but also armored infantry, field artillery, engineers, tank destroyer units, and support units.
The Memorial was dedicated in 1991. It consists of an open oval of white granite inscribed with insignia of various armored units. In the center is a 7-foot 4-inch tall vertical slab of black granite depicting different periods of action.
Wreath Laying Ceremonies and Memorial Services
To obtain a permit for a wreath laying ceremony or memorial service, please contact the National Park Service at 703-289-2513.
Last updated: April 10, 2015