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Department of Veterans Affairs, Compensation & Pension for Survivors
Iowa Commission of Veterans Affairs
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Iowa Veterans Commemorative Medal
VA Office of Survivors Assistance Brochure
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Veterans Administration Memorializes Those Who Fought for Our Freedom
Posted July 1, 2011
As we observe Independence Day and knowing that our American freedoms are not “free,” it’s important to recognize the special ways veterans in our country are remembered at the time of their death.
A United States flag is provided, at no cost, to drape the casket or accompany the urn of a deceased Veteran who served honorably in the U. S. Armed Forces. It is furnished to honor the memory of a Veteran’s military service to his or her country. The VA will furnish a burial flag for memorialization for each veteran but not for those that are dishonorably discharged from military service.
How to Apply?
You may apply for a flag at any VA regional office or U.S. Post Office by completing VA Form 21-2008, Application for United States Flag for Burial Purposes. This form may be downloaded and printed from the Veterans Administration’s website at http://www.va.gov, (select the Veterans Services tab & click on the Burial Flags option). The veteran’s DD Form-214 (discharge form) will be needed to complete the application. Generally, the funeral director will assist the family in obtaining the burial flag.
For More Information Call Toll-Free at 800.827.1000.
Ordering a Headstone or Marker by Mail or Fax
When burial or memorialization is in a national, post or state Veterans’ cemetery, a headstone or marker will be ordered by the cemetery officials based on inscription information provided by the next-of-kin.
When burial is in a private cemetery, VA Form 40-1330, Application for Standard Government Headstone or Marker must be submitted by the next-of-kin or a representative, such as funeral director, cemetery official or Veterans counselor; along with the veteran’s DD Form-214 (discharge form). Do not send original documents, as they will not be returned. This application form may be downloaded and printed from the Veterans Administration’s website at http://www.va.gov, (select the Veterans Services tab & click on the Headstones & Markers option).
If you wish to mail your application, please send it to the Iowa Department of Veterans Affairs (IDVA) location at:
105 NW 70th Ave.
Camp Dodge, Bldg. 3663
Johnston, IA 50131-1824
For More Information: Call 800.838.4692 or Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Always remember, when submitting an application, whether by mail or by fax, it is critical that the application be completely and accurately filled out.