Medallions Available for Headstones

Family members of veterans who passed away on or after Nov. 1, 1990 can now request a medallion or other device to be placed on the deceased's headstone or grave marker to signify their status as a veteran. The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is in the preliminary stages of designing the medallion and anticipates that it will be available in spring 2009. This benefit is available in lieu of a government furnished headstone or marker for veterans in privately marked graves. To monitor the progress of this new medallion, visit the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) New Headstone Device webpage.

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