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Increased security screenings planned at Arlington Cemetery

ARLINGTON, VA - MAY 21: American flags are shown after being placed by members of the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment at the graves of U.S. soldiers buried at Arlington National Cemetery, in preparation for Memorial Day May 21, 2015 in Arlington, Virginia. 'Flags-In' has become an annual ceremony since the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) was designated to be an Army's official ceremonial unit in 1948 (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

ARLINGTON, VA - MAY 21: American flags are shown after being placed by members of the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment at the graves of U.S. soldiers buried at Arlington National Cemetery, in preparation for Memorial Day May 21, 2015 in Arlington, Virginia. 'Flags-In' has become an annual ceremony since the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) was designated to be an Army's official ceremonial unit in 1948 (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

ARLINGTON, Va. — Arlington National Cemetery will increase its security measures, including requiring a government-issued photo ID for people arriving in cars and screening pedestrian visitors.

Cemetery spokeswoman Jennifer Lynch said in an email Monday that the measures will be phased in starting in November.

All vehicle access will require presenting ID such as a driver’s license or passport when entering the cemetery and will be subject to random inspections.

All pedestrians will be screened through the welcome center. Lynch says the screenings will be similar to those at museums in the national capital, where bags and briefcases are generally checked by hand.

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