Some Ft. Snelling Headstones are larger than others. If you recently visited the Ft. Snelling National Cemetery, perhaps you have seen this too.
If not, I took a picture for illustration purposes. In my practice, I help Veterans with their funeral arrangements within an estate plan and inevitably, I will get asked about headstones.
Thus, I addressed this issue on Twitter too:
Ft. Snelling Headstones – Some are Larger?
The answer is very simple: larger headstone represent a gravesite with more than one veteran. The picture I posted on Twitter represents a group of Minnesota veterans who died in an airplane crash as one.
Likely, you and your family would have wanted this same type of memorial too.
Ft. Snelling Headstones: Need to Know
Really though, I think this is an excellent way to introduce two VA forms that MN Veterans can use and reduce stress on their family.
If you are able, here are a few VA forms that apply to Ft. Snelling headstones and private funeral arraignment for veterans:
- Headstone for a a Military Cemetery: VA Form 40-1330
- Headstone for a Private Cemetery: VA Form 40-1330M
Therefore, as Veterans consider their funeral directive, I believe including one of these forms can offer significant value to a complete game plan.