Veteran's of the United States Military may be entitled to receive a headstone free of charge.
U.S. Veterans are entitled to receive a military headstone as a benefit for serving our country. The links below take you to websites administered by the United States Government where you can research your options. Bertolini Memorials is not a government agency nor do we act on their or your behalf, please research your individual benefits at this location. They are provided as a courtesy to U.S. Armed Forces Personnel.
US Department of Veterans Affairs-National Cemetery Administration
This is the main source of information for acquiring a military headstone from the United States Government. Once you are on the page look at the links on the left side of the page. Go to the 3rd link "Burials and Memorials" and you will find topics such as;
Burial and Memorial Benefits
Nationwide Gravesite Locater
National Cemetery Webpages
Headstones and Markers
Presidential Memorial Certificates
American Battle Monuments Commission
The American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC) was established by Congress in 1923 to commemorate the service, sacrifice and achievements of U.S. Armed Forces where they have served overseas since 1917, and within the U.S. when directed by public law.
The ABMC commemorative mission
is reflected in 24 overseas military cemeteries that serve as resting places for almost 125,000 American War Dead; on Tablets of the Missing that memorialize more than 94,000 U.S. servicemen and women; and through 25 memorials, monuments and markers. (Source: AMBC Website, click on the above link)
Be sure to watch the "ABMC Video: Fields OF Honor." It is a beautifully done 5 minute video tour of many of our overseas cemeteries.