Beginning June 10, families of deceased and cremated Veterans can apply to receive commemorative plaques or urns from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) if they do not want to inter their loved ones in a VA National Cemetery or receive a government-furnished headstone, marker or medallion for placement in any cemetery.

To be eligible, the Veteran (or service member who died on active duty) must have served in the Armed Forces on or after April 6, 1917; the Veteran must be eligible for a headstone or marker under 38 U.S.C § 2306(d), and the Veteran’s remains must have been cremated—with no portion of the remains interred at any location.

NCA adds options for commemorative plaques and urns – VA News