Any deceased Veteran who was discharged under conditions other than dishonorable or any Service member of the Armed Forces of the United States who dies on active duty may be eligible for a Headstone/Marker or a Medallion, not both.
Veterans who passed away on or after November 1. 1990 – A Marker/Headstone will be furnished for the grave of any eligible deceased Veteran and provided for placement in private and local government cemeteries regardless of whether or not the grave is marked with a privately-purchased headstone or marker.
Veterans who died before November 1. 1990 - A Headstone or Marker will be furnished for the UNMARKED GRAVE of any eligible deceased Veteran.
To obtain the most recent information about headstones and markers including the complete and most current list of available emblems of belief (listing all names and graphics), please visit our website at www.cem.va.gov
Please refer to the document by clicking on the button labeled; "Headstone Application" to review requirements details and to print, fill, and mail the Application for a Headstone or Marker.
Questions? We are always eager to help.
The Legion's Adjutant: Sam Palmisano can help answer any questions that arise. (His contact information is listed on this page).