|Unfortunately, most of the graves of U.S. soldiers who
died in Mexico during the war are forgotten and unmarked. It is equally
sad that the final resting place of veterans who survived the war and
returned to the United States to live until their natural end are often
unmarked as well.
Free veteran grave markers for the unmarked grave of any American
veteran can be ordered from the U.S. Veterans Administration. They are
available in a variety of types and are made from marble or bronze. Any
person can order a marker. It is not necessary to be a descendant or
To obtain an Application for Standard Government Headstone or Marker,
write to the following address:
Department of Memorial Affairs
941 N. Capitol St., N.E.
Washington, D.C. 20420
Upon receipt of the application, complete it as directed and return
it to the Veterans Administration. Be forewarned; your application may
take as long as two years to be processed. Please also note that
although the marker is free, you may have to pay to have it erected or
placed in the cemetery. The stones are very heavy. The V.A. recommends
that you have the marker sent direct to the cemetery.