Request a Presidential Memorial Certificate to Honor a Veteran or Reservist
A Presidential Memorial Certificate (PMC) is an engraved paper certificate signed by the current president. Find out how to request a certificate to honor the military service of a Veteran or Reservist.
Can I get a Presidential Memorial Certificate?
You can get a Presidential Memorial Certificate if both of the descriptions below are true.
Both of these must be true:
- The Veteran or Reservist is eligible for burial in a national cemetery, and
- You’re the next of kin, family member, or close friend of the Veteran or Reservist (or an authorized service representative for a family member or friend of the Veteran or Reservist)
How do I apply for a Presidential Memorial Certificate?
You can apply for a PMC in person, by mail, or by fax.
You can apply at any VA regional benefit office.
Find your nearest VA regional benefit office.
You can fill out and mail a PMC request form, along with a copy of the Veteran’s death certificate and discharge papers (DD214 or other separation documents).
Download a PMC request form.
Send the PMC request form and discharge papers to:
Memorial Products Service (41B)
Department of Veterans Affairs
5109 Russell Road
Quantico, VA 22134-3903
You can also fax the form to 1-800-455-7143. If you need help, call 1-800-697-6947.