The VA outfits upon demand, and for no charge, an administration gravestone or marker for the plain grave of any perished qualified veteran in any burial ground the world over, paying little mind to their date of death.
For qualified veterans that kicked the bucket on or after Nov. 1, 1990, and whose grave is set apart with a secretly bought Headstones , VA may likewise outfit a tombstone or marker to enhance the graves or an emblem to be joined to a secretly bought gravestone.
Level markers in rock, marble, and bronze and upstanding gravestones in stone and marble are accessible. Bronze specialty markers are likewise accessible to stamp columbaria utilized for the inurnment of incinerated remains. The style picked must be allowed by the authorities responsible for the private burial ground where it will be put.
At the point when internment or memorialization is in a public burial ground, express veterans’ graveyard, or base/base burial ground, a tombstone or marker will be requested by the graveyard authorities dependent on engraving data gave by the closest relative or approved agent.
Mates and wards are not qualified for a legislature outfitted tombstone or marker except if they are covered in a public graveyard, express veteran’s burial ground, or base/base graveyard
The level bronze grave marker is 24 inches in length, 12 inches wide, with a 3/4 inch rise. Weight is roughly 18 pounds. Grapple screws, nuts, and washers for affixing to a base are outfitted with the marker. The legislature doesn’t outfit a base.
Level Granite or Flat Marble
The level stone and level marble grave marker are 24 inches in length, 12 inches wide, and 4 inches thick. Weight is roughly 130 pounds. Varieties may happen in stone shading; the marble may contain light to direct veining.
This specialty marker is 8 1/2 inches in length, 5 1/2 inches wide, with a 7/16 inch rise. Weight is roughly 3 pounds; mounting bolts and washers are outfitted with the marker.
The Department of Veterans Affairs gives an emblem, in response to popular demand, to be attached to a current, secretly bought tombstone or marker to imply the perished’s status as a Veteran.
This gadget is outfitted instead of a conventional Government gravestone or grave marker for those Veterans who served on or after Apr. 6, 1917, and whose grave in a private burial ground is set apart with a secretly bought tombstone or marker.
Why pick an emblem: Bronze emblems are sturdy and can be effectively joined to secretly bought tombstones by anybody, evading gravestone or marker setting charges. The emblem additionally offers an approach to recognize the grave as that of a Veteran when a burial ground just permits one tombstone for every grave, forestalling the utilization of a standard VA marker as a footstone.
Award of Honor Medallion Sizes: The Medal of Honor (MOH) Medallion comes in Medium and Large. Every emblem is engraved with “Award OF HONOR” at the top and the part of the administration at the base.
To demand an emblem, it would be ideal if you use VA Form 40-1330M, Claim for Government Medallion for Placement in a Private Cemetery. While mentioning the MOH Medallion, check “OTHER” in block 11 and determine MOH.
When a case for an emblem is gotten and endorsed, VA will mail the emblem alongside a unit that will permit the family or the staff of a private graveyard to attach the gadget to a tombstone, grave marker, catacomb, or columbarium specialty spread.