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The U.S. Military
Presidential Memorial Certificates
A Presidential Memorial Certificate (PMC) is an engraved paper certificate, signed by President Bush (or the current President), to honor the service of an honorably discharged veteran who is deceased.
This program was created by President John F. Kennedy in 1962 and has been continued by all of the Presidents that followed.
United States Code reference: Section 112, Title 38, USC.
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) prepares the certificates that bear the Presidents signature, and expresses the gratitude of the nation for the veterans service in the United States Armed Forces.
Eligible recipients include the deceased veterans next of kin and loved ones. You may request more than one certificate.
Eligible recipients, or someone acting on their behalf, may apply for a PMC in person at any VA regional office or by U.S. mail. You may not send a request via email. There is no official form to use when requesting a PMC, just send a letter requesting the certificate and include the number of copies youd like, your return mailing address, and a copy of the veterans discharge documents to:
Department of Veterans Affairs
National Cemetery Administration (403A)
810 Vermont Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20420
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