Presidential Memorial Certificates
Veterans Benefits Administration

Program Description

A Presidential Memorial Certificate (PMC) is an engraved paper certificate, signed by the current President, to honor the memory of honorably discharged deceased Veterans.


  • Eligible recipients include the next of kin and loved ones of honorably discharged deceased Veterans. More than one certificate may be provided.

How To Apply

  • 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 or toll-free fax. Requests cannot be sent via email. Please be sure to enclose a copy of the Veteran's discharge and death certificate to verify eligibility, as applications cannot be processed without proof of honorable military service. Please submit copies only, because original documents will not be returned.
  • The correct form to fill out is the VA Form 40-0247.


  • Veteran's discharge papers proving honorable service
  • Death certificate

Contact Info

Presidential Memorial Certificates

380 Westminster St.
Providence, RI 02903