Funeral Home and Cemeteries in Panama City, FL

Veteran Headstones

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 Nov. 1, 1990, VA may also provide a headstone or marker for graves that are already marked with a private headstone or marker. When the grave is already marked, applicants will have the option to apply for either a traditional headstone or marker, or a new device.  

veteran funeral headstone

Flat markers in granite, marble, and bronze and upright headstones in granite and marble are available. The style chosen must be consistent with existing monuments at the place of burial. Niche markers are also available to mark columbaria used for internment of cremated remains.

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.

Note: 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.

Important Notice - New Law Concerning Eligibility for Headstones and Markers

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Kent-Forest Lawn Funeral Home and Cemeteries
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2403 Harrison Avenue
| Panama City, FL 32405
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Tel: 850-763-4694
Evergreen Memorial Gardens
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3733 US Hwy 231 North
| Panama City, FL 32404
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Tel: 850-769-3396
Garden of Memories Cemetery
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4035 East 15th Street
| Panama City, FL 32401
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Tel: 850-769-7210
Forest Lawn Memorial Cemetery
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2403 Harrison Avenue
| Panama City, FL 32405
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Tel: 850-769-6141

You are welcome to call us any time of the day, any day of the week, for immediate assistance. Or, visit our funeral home in person at your convenience.

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