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Apply for a Headstone, Marker or Medallion by Mail


If you wish to mail your application, please send it to our Quantico, Virginia, mailing address. You may use either the US Postal Service, or one of the mail delivery services commercially available. Our address is:

Memorial Programs Service (41A1)
Department of Veterans Affairs
5109 Russell Road
Quantico, VA 22134-3903


Using the information on the DD-214 and other supporting documents, fill out the application (VA Form 40-1330) as completely as possible. Be sure to include telephone numbers and signatures. If you aren’t sure if you are using the most current version of the application form, select the following link:

VA Form 40-1330, Application for Standard Government Headstone or Marker

IMPORTANT – If this is a second request, or if you are requesting a replacement for an incorrect or damaged marker, you must explain this in block #27 of the application.

Always remember, when submitting an application, whether by fax or by mail, it is critical that the application be completely and accurately filled out. Errors and/or omissions of important information could cause lengthy delays, or may result in the delivery of an incorrect marker.

If you have questions concerning a headstone or marker application, you may call us toll-free between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. (ET), Monday through Friday, at the following number:

1-800-697-6947


Or click on the "Contact Us" link at the top of the page to contact us via e-mail.

For assistance with other VA benefits or records please use the "Contact Us" link at the top of the page.