What are veterans’ headstones made of?
A deceased veteran can receive a headstone free of charge upon request to the Department of Veterans Affairs. Veterans’ headstone is typically carved from marble or granite. Upright types are 42 inches long, 13 inches wide and 4 inches thick and approximately 230 pounds in weight.
Do veterans affairs pay for headstones?
Yes, the Department of Veterans Affairs furnishes any eligible deceased veteran in any cemetery around the world for free.
What do the symbols mean on veterans’ headstones?
The Department of Veterans Affairs permits graphics on government-issued headstones and markers that are approved insignia of beliefs, mostly religious. The emblem of belief is not compulsory, these markers are displayed as simple inscriptions without the imprint of religious symbols or any coloring other than black.