COVID-19

UPDATE:

We, the family and staff of Armour's Memorial Funeral Home, take pride in serving our communities and by keeping the families we service and our staff safe. Due to the COVID-19 virus, our policies have slightly changed to adhere with federal and state guidelines issued by the Alabama Board of Funeral Services. All in attendance to any and every services will adhere to social spacing of six (6) feet, and FACE COVERING IS REQUIRED (mask, handkerchief, bandana, etc.) NO EXCEPTIONS. When using our facility, face covering is required upon entrance; numbers are limited. Our facility and staff will not participate in repast. Arrangement Conferences will be a limited number of family members with social spacing. Visitations will be in small numbers with a 3-minute time limit and social spacing regulated by the staff of Armour's Memorial Funeral Home. We will update our policies as needed based on additional guidance by the CDC and Alabama Board of Funeral Services.

Veterans 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 (available spring 2009).  

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 inurnment 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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Veterans Overview

Veterans Headstones

Veterans Burial Flags

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