Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care will arrange and coordinate for headstones and memorials provided by the VA.  The VA provides headstones and markers for unmarked graves of veterans anywhere in the world and for eligible dependents of veterans buried in national, state veteran or military cemeteries. Flat bronze, flat granite, flat marble, upright granite and upright marble types are available to mark the grave in a style consistent with the place of burial.  Headstones and markers are inscribed with the name of the deceased, the years of birth and death, and branch of service. Optional items that also may be inscribed at VA expense are: military grade, rank or rate; war service such as World War II; months and days of birth and death; an emblem reflecting one’s beliefs; valor awards; and the Purple Heart. Additional items may be inscribed at private expense. When burial is in a national cemetery like Georgia National Cemetery, a state veteran or military cemetery, the headstone or marker is ordered through the cemetery, which will install it on the grave. When burial occurs in a cemetery other than a veteran’s cemetery, the headstone or marker must be applied for from VA. It is shipped at government expense to the consignee designated on the application. The VA, however, does not pay the cost of placing the headstone or marker on the grave. To apply, please contact Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care.