Some U.S. veterans may qualify for government memorials at no charge. If a veteran option is chosen, the stone or bronze can be shipped to our workshop for installation.
For more information of veteran memorial programs, please visit the Department of Veterans Affairs at: http://www.cem.va.gov/hm_hm.asp
To view the VA general information form, VA memorial application form, VA memorial application form click here.
* For the stone options, we strongly discourage the use of marble. The Midwest climate quickly deteriorates soft materials such as marble.
Granite or marble flush memorials resemble 24″x12″ flush or ground-level memorials. They can be set either in the ground as a flush, or above the ground on a foundation. The cost to install these in a cemetery without a foundation is $110.
Granite or marble upright memorials include similar engraving as the flat memorials do, but stand up out of the ground. The cost to install an upright without a foundation is $155.
Bronze plaques can also be ordered to supplement a granite memorial, or take the place of one. Like the stone versions, these plaques contain basic information including name, years of life, and limited details of military service.
24″x12″ Plaques can either be applied to one side of a memorial (as their smaller counterparts are), or they may be fixed to a flat foundation and installed like a flush or ground-level memorial.
8-5/8″x5-5/8″ (niche) plates are smaller, compact alternatives to the larger 24″x12″ plaques. The niche plaques are typically added to the backs of granite memorials. If these are requested in conjunction with a granite memorial from Pechmann Memorials, we will install the plaque to the memorial at no charge.
Medallions are the newest addition to veteran memorial options available to veterans whose death occured on or after Nov. 1, 1990. The 1-1/2″, 3″, and 5″ medallions are offered to be affixed to a privately purchased memorial.
We also carry a selection of service-markers, or “flag- holders”, with the ability to order any type as needed. For more information about flag-holders, please contact us.