Our Locations

Oakland Cemetery & Mausoleum
2619 West Pearl City Road Directions
Freeport IL 61032
Phone: (815)-297-9999
Oakland Cemetery & Mausoleum
2619 West Pearl City Road Directions
Freeport IL 61032
Phone: (815)-297-9999

Headstones and Markers

VA Headstone

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) furnishes upon request, at no charge to the applicant, a Government headstone or marker for the unmarked grave of any deceased eligible Veteran in any cemetery around the world, regardless of their date of death
 

For eligible veterans that died on or after November 1, 1990 and whose grave is marked with a privately purchased headstone, the VA may also furnish a headstone or marker supplement to the graves or a Medallion to be affixed to the privately purchased headstone.

 

Flat markers in granite, marble, and bronze and upright headstones in granite and marble are available. Bronze niche markers are also available to mark columbaria used for inurnment of cremated remains. The style chosen must be permitted by the officials in charge of the private cemetery where it will be placed.
 

When burial or memorialization is in a national cemetery, state veterans' cemetery, or military post/base cemetery, a headstone or marker will be ordered by the cemetery officials based on inscription information provided by the next of kin or authorized representative.
 

Spouses and dependents are not eligible for a Government-furnished headstone or marker unless they are buried in a national cemetery, state veteran's cemetery, or military post/base cemetery.
 

Please note that there is no charge for the headstone or marker itself, however arrangements for placing it in a private cemetery are the applicant's responsibility and all setting fees are at private expense.

 

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