Many veterans and their families may not be aware that the department of Veterans Affairs furnishes, at no charge to you, a headstone or marker for any deceased eligible Veteran in any cemetery around the world, regardless of their date of death. You are able to choose whether you want a flat ground marker or an upright headstone. Their are 3 choices in ground markers: bronze, granite, and marble. For upright headstones, you can choose granite or marble. These memorials may be obtained by filling out a short application (provided below) and mailing it back to Robertson Monuments. While the marker is provided at no charge, the Veterans Association does not make any arrangements for placing the marker in a private cemetery. There are a few minor fee involved with setting the stone, depending on how you wish for the stone to be set and displayed. Upright Headstones: These monuments are 42 inches long, 13 inches wide and 4 inches thick. Variations may occur in the stone color, and the marble may contain light to moderate veining. All upright headstones are set in cement in the cemetery of your choice. Flat Markers: The flat bronze grave marker is 24 inches long, 12 inches wide, with 3/4 inch rise. A base is needed to anchor the marker to the ground. You have several options to fasten bronze markers in place: We can place the maker on a beveled granite base, we can set the marker on a cement foundation, or we can attach the marker to the back of a slant or upright monument. If you already have an existing upright monument with room to spare on the back, we can attach this marker for you at any time. The flat granite and marble grave marker is 24 inches long, 12 inches wide, and 4 inches thick. Variations may occur in the stone color; the marble may contain light to moderate veining. This marker will be set directly on a cement foundation. There are ways that we can incorporate this type of a marker into an upright memorial display. The Bronze Niche marker is 8 1/2 inches long, 5 1/2 inches wide, with 7/16 inch rise. This marker can be attached to the front of a mausoleum, a columbarium, or to an existing or purchased granite monument.
Download and print the application form HERE. Fill out the information requested in blocks 1 through 18. Make sure you sign and date the form and mail it back to Robertson Monuments, 300 W Second Street, Minneapolis, KS 67467. Send a COPY of the discharge documents. Let us know which Cemetery this marker will be placed in. We will take the steps to get the caretaker of that cemetery to sign on line 24. We will contact you regarding the desired method to set the stone in the cemetery.
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