A clear bag policy will be enforced on June 6, 2024.

Select a question below to read more information.

Will I need to go through a security checkpoint?

Yes.  Guests will be pre-screened as they board buses. There may be additional security screening upon arrival at the Memorial site.

What bags are approved under the clear bag policy?

Approved bags include:

  • Clear plastic, vinyl, or PVC bags no larger than 12” x 6” x 12”
  • One-gallon clear plastic freezer bag (Ziploc or similar)
  • Small clutch bags or fanny pack or belt bag style bags, with or without a handle or strap

Bags may be subject to search.

Can I carry more than one bag?

Each individual is allowed one clear bag plus a small clutch/fanny pack/belt bag.

Can I carry a camera, binoculars, cell/smart phone, or tablet?

Yes, so long as they are not inside bags that are not on the approved clear bag policy list. Cameras and binoculars can be worn around the neck with a strap.

Are strollers and diaper bags allowed?

Yes, strollers are allowed but are subject to search. Diaper bags must adhere to the clear bag policy.

Can I leave prohibited items with someone at the gate?

No. Please note the clear bag policy when parking and secure any prohibited items in your vehicle. Items will not be held/stored for visitors. Bags will be checked at parking locations. The Memorial is not responsible for lost or stolen items.

Confiscated items will not be returned.

Where can I get a clear bag that meets the policy?

Clear bags that meet the policy are widely available at retailers.

Are there any exceptions to the clear bag policy?

An exception can be made for medically necessary items after proper inspection.

Equipment bags carried by media covering the event may be subject to search.

What items are not allowed?

The following items will be prohibited on Memorial grounds:

  • Aerosols to include silly string
  • Air horns/noisemakers
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Ammunition
  • Animals other than service/ guide dogs
  • Bags exceeding size restrictions (see Clear Bag Policy answer above)
  • Bags in violation of clear bag policy (to include purses larger than a clutch, briefcases, backpacks, cinch bags, luggage, computer bags, camera bags, and diaper bags)
  • Balloons
  • Bicycles
  • Blankets
  • Chairs
  • Coolers or containers
  • Drones and other unmanned aircraft systems
  • Firearms
  • Fireworks or explosives
  • Glass, thermal, or metal containers
  • Hoverboards, roller blades, scooters, shoes with integrated wheels, skates, skateboards, etc.
  • Illegal drugs
  • Knives
  • Laser pointers
  • Mace/pepper spray
  • Packages
  • Selfie sticks
  • Structures
  • Supports for signs and placards
  • Toy guns
  • Umbrellas
  • Wrapped gifts
  • Weapons of any kind
  • Any other item determined to be a potential hazard

Confiscated items will not be returned.