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Headstone Applications, 1925-1963

  • Conflict:   World War II
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Headstone Applications, 1925-1963


National cemeteries in the U.S. trace their origins back to 1862, when the government began to establish cemeteries to honor Union war dead. Over time, the government expanded burial honors and benefits available to honorably discharged U.S. soldiers. This collection contains application forms for headstones for deceased members and veterans of the U.S. armed services. Applications were made between 1925 and 1963, but they include veterans in conflicts going back to the Revolutionary War.

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Publication Title:
Headstone Applications, 1925-1963
Content Source:
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Publication Number:
M1916, M2113
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Last Update:
April 24, 2015
Applications for headstones to be provided for deceased U.S. military personnel, 1925-1963.