The markers* pictured are free of charge to Honorably Discharged Veterans.

The Veterans Administration requires proof of Honorable Discharge in the form of official document DD-214 or equivalalent from the particular branch of service. Your funeral director or cemetery official can make appliction for the marker.

*The marker is supplied at NO CHARGE; however, there is usually a charge for the base, foundation and installation of the marker.

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This is the "Basic" Bronze Government Marker. The bronze plate, 12 X 24 inches, is supplied with 4 inch studs, washers and nuts to attach the bronze plate to a base.

ALL OF THE GRANITE BASES PICTURED HERE AND BELOW MUST BE PURCHASED SEPARATELY. It is also recommended that a proper concrete foundation be poured under the base to prevent settling. The foundation must be purchased separately.

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In this picture, the Bronze marker has been attached to a typical monument. The Government marker is supposed to be supplied to a deceased veteran whose grave has not yet been marked. This family received the Government marker and later purchased a monument and had the marker attached by their monument dealer.

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Pictured is a deceased veteran's marker on a granite base with a COMPANION BRONZE marker for his living spouse. Her year of birth has been applied using machine screws.

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Another companion set with spouse dates of birth and death applied using machine screws.

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It is possible to purchase the spouse companion bronze with the dates cast instead of applied with machine screws. Of course, the spouse must be deceased.

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Granite base with veteran and spouse companion marker. The base has provisions for a flowers vase. The veteran's government marker is no charge. The base, vase and spouse companion marker must be purchased.

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Granite base with veteran and spouse companion marker. This type of base is used for a single grave in which the caskets are buried on top of each other or cremated remains of both are buried in a single grave. The spouse companion marker has provisions for a vase. Only the veteran's bronze government marker is provided at no charge.

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Bronze government marker on a large granite base. Notice the concrete foundation which will prevent settling of the marker.

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This is a Flat Granite marker supplied by the Veterans Administration. It is recommended that this marker be placed on a concrete foundation to prevent settling. The foundation must be purchased.

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Here is a Granite marker next to a Bronze marker. Notice how the Bronze marker has settled because it is not properly attached to a base with a foundation beneath. An Honorably discharged veteran is entitled to either the Bronze, the Flat Granite marker, an Upright Granite marker or an Upright Marble marker.

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This is an Upright Granite government marker. Notice that this marker MUST be installed in poured concrete. The installation is purchased separately.

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Here is an Upright Marble marker properly installed in poured concrete. The Upright Granite pictured above is the same size as the Upright Granite pictured here.

Here is the Official Government Marker site

Incidentally, the aluminum flag holder in this picture is supplied by the Lancaster County Office of Veterans Affairs. If your deceased veterean's flag holder has been lost or damaged, your funeral director can supply a new one at no charge.