Headstones, Markers and Medallions

For Burial in MVCS

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will provide a free Government headstone, marker, or niche cover for any deceased eligible Veteran, as well as eligible spouses and dependents.

Our staff will order a headstone, marker or niche cover based on the inscription information provided by the next of kin or authorized representative.  There is no charge for the setting of the stone or the placement of the niche cover.

Ordering a Memorial Headstone or Marker

Memorial headstones and markers, for individuals or groups, are furnished for eligible deceased active duty service members and Veterans whose remains are not recovered or identified, are buried at sea, donated to science or whose cremated remains have been scattered.

Memorial headstones and markers may also be ordered by MVMCS for eligible spouses whose remains are unavailable for interment, whether or not they predecease the eligible Veteran, provided that the veteran is interred at one of our veterans' cemeteries.

These headstones and markers bear an "In Memory of" inscription as their first line and must be placed in a recognized cemetery.

Please contact our office for assistance with ordering a headstone, marker, niche cover, memorial headstone or marker or to receive updates on the status of a headstone or marker.