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How do I order a headstone or marker?

Published 04/20/2004 11:24 AM   |    Updated 03/07/2016 01:26 PM
How do I order a headstone or marker?
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) furnishes upon request, at no charge to the applicant, a government headstone or marker for the grave of any deceased eligible veteran in any cemetery around the world. For all deaths occurring before Sept. 11, 2001, the VA may furnish a headstone or marker only for graves that are not marked with a private headstone.

Spouses and dependents buried in a private cemetery are not eligible for a government-furnished headstone or marker.

For burials in a national cemetery or state veterans cemetery, the office staff will order the headstone or marker on your behalf.

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