We at Brooks Clinton Funeral Services feel it is important to update how we are handling services during this Corona Virus (COVID 19) pandemic. Our primary concern remains the safety of the families we serve and our staff. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) and Surgeon General have recommended keeping gatherings to less than 10 persons. As well the Maryland Department of Health (MDH) has prohibited gatherings of over 10 people. We will provide Designation slips for Funeral Services, traveling to and From Viewing and Burial being as though we have a Stay at Home order effective.
For everyone’s best interests, we have adopted it as our practice until further notice from these our public health agencies and officials. Additionally, we ask individuals to call rather than visit unannounced our offices as we will also try to stagger our staffing to adhere best we can to governmental request to enable more social distancing of staff. Always feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns. Let us keep all those affected by this pandemic as well as all the critical care individuals and our leaders in our prayers.
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.
A Government-furnished headstone or marker may be provided for eligible Veterans who died on or after Nov. 1, 1990 and whose grave is marked with a privately purchased headstone. A Government-furnished medallion may be provided for eligible Veterans who served on or after Apr. 6, 1917 and whose grave is marked with a privately purchased headstone or marker.
Flat markers in granite, marble, and bronze and upright headstones in granite and marble are available. Bronze niche markers are also available to mark columbaria used for inurnment of cremated remains. The style chosen must be permitted by the officials in charge of the private cemetery where it will be placed.
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.