Public tours will be from 8:30 until 1 pm. the last tour will depart the Visitors Center promptly at 1 pm and the last pick up for the Tomb of the Unknown Solider will occur after 2 pm Changing of the Guard. There will be no tours on Saturday, December 15, 2018. Last Red Loop Shuttle will depart Arlington at 1:30 on Friday December 14th and NO Shuttle Service on Saturday, December 15th.
Pershing is the highest ranked military officer buried at Arlington and the second highest ranked officer in history. He was promoted to General of the Armies in 1919, which is equivalent to a six star General, and was put in charge of all branches of the military service. He led the American Expeditionary Forces during World War I and was mentor to many generals including Patton, Eisenhower, Marshall, and Bradley. The only other person to obtain this rank was General George Washington who earned the rank posthumously in 1976.