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Presidential Memorial Cetificates
By ClassBrain Staff
Aug 14, 2011, 9:35am



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Presidential Memorial Certificates

If you lost a loved one in the attacks of September 11th or in the action that followed and they were active duty military or an honorably discharged veteran, you may want to send for one of these beautiful 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.

History
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.

Administration
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) prepares the certificates that bear the President’s signature, and expresses the gratitude of the nation for the veteran’s service in the United States Armed Forces.

Eligibility
Eligible recipients include the deceased veteran’s next of kin and loved ones. You may request more than one certificate.






Application
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 you’d like, your return mailing address, and a copy of the veteran’s discharge documents to:

Department of Veterans Affairs
National Cemetery Administration (403A)
810 Vermont Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20420



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