The services will be held on Monday, December 5, 2016, at 12:00 PM.
Family and friends attending the service will meet in the Arlington National Cemetery Administration Building at 11:15 a.m. and should arrive no later than 11:30 a.m.
A room in the Administration Building is being designated specifically for the family and friends of Jimbo, where we will meet and can pay our final respects. Thereafter, cemetery personnel will guide a procession to the grave site. Please be aware, this may involve quite a bit of walking.
Transportation to Arlington
Attendees who will be walking or using the Metro for transportation to Arlington may obtain directions to the Administration Building at the Visitor's Center. There is a stop for Arlington on the Metro Blue line, http://www.wmata.com/rail/maps/map.cfm. The DC Rider or DC Metro apps work well for smartphone users.
Attendees who will be driving will enter the cemetery on Memorial Drive and will see a traffic guide directing vehicles into a pay parking facility. If you will stay in the right lane on Memorial Drive and inform the traffic guide that you are attending the funeral of Staff Sgt. James Francis Moriarty, you will be allowed to continue down Memorial Drive. At the end of Memorial Drive, you will make a left turn onto the cemetery grounds.
Click here for a map of Arlington: http://ancexplorer.army.mil/publicwmv/. Additional information published by Arlington National Cemetery may be found at: http://www.arlingtoncemetery.mil/Funerals/Attending-a-Funeral.
Hotel & Travel Accommodations
We recommend flying into Reagan International airport (DCA). The Metro connects to this airport, making D.C. easily accessible without a rental car. Cabs, Uber and Lyft are also widely available across the city.
The family will be staying at the Mayflower Hotel in Dupont Circle in Washington, D.C. from Saturday until Tuesday. Economical lodging is available in Crystal City, Arlington, Virginia (within two miles of Arlington Cemetery), and Kimpton Hotels (https://www.kimptonhotels.com/boutique-hotels-in-washington) has several rooms priced at less than $150 per night. Each of these hotels is centrally-located, near downtown D.C. and Metro stops.
Lastly, the ceremony is almost entirely outdoors and D.C. looks to be pretty chilly in the upcoming week, https://weather.com/weather/tenday/l/Washington+DC+USDC0001:1:US.