St. Clair County Veterans' Memorial Section Graves:
- For honorably discharged St. Clair County veterans ; one (1) veteran per grave. City of Port Huron Resident: FREE and Non-Resident: $700
- Graves are for remains or cremated remains (ashes).
St. Clair County Veterans' Memorial Section Niche:
- For honorably discharged St. Clair County veterans and their spouse (same niche).
- Niches are for inurnment of cremated remains (ashes) only. Containers of the cremated remains must be a size to fit two (2) of them in a niche approximately 12" x 12" x 12". City of Port Huron Resident: $500 and Non-Resident: $700
- Opening and Closing Niche City of Port Huron Resident : $70 and Non-Resident: $120
- Up to two (2) plaques per niche.
- U.S. Government Issued: Plaque ordered from St. Clair County Department of Veterans Affairs, installed by City of Port Huron Cost: FREE
- Non-Government Issues: Per veteran and/or spouse, plaque must be purchased from and installed by the City of Port Huron*. Cost: $325 *Additional charge for extra lettering.
NOTE: Rates are subject to change. City of Port Huron, Michigan Lakeside Cemetery and Veterans' Memorial Section Rates
Presidential Memorial Certificates:
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, 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 we cannot process any request without proof of honorable military service. Please submit copies only, as we will not return original documents.VA Form 40-0247 Application for Presidential Memorial Certificate
VA Headstones, Markers and Medallions:
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.
A VA Form 40-1330, Claim for Standard Government Headstone or Marker must be submitted to request a burial or memorial headstone or marker.
A United States flag is provided, at no cost, to drape the casket or accompany the urn of a deceased Veteran who served honorably in the U. S. Armed Forces. It is furnished to honor the memory of a Veteran’s military service to his or her country. VA will furnish a burial flag for memorialization for an other than dishonorably discharged:
- 1. Veteran who served during wartime
- 2. Veteran who died on active duty after May 27, 1941
- 3. Veteran who served after January 31, 1955
- 4. Peacetime Veteran who was discharged or released before June 27, 1950 after serving at least one enlistment, or for a disability incurred or aggravated in line of duty
- 5. Certain persons who served in the organized military forces of the Commonwealth of the Philippines while in service of the U.S. Armed Forces and who died on or after April 25, 1951
- 6. Certain former members of the Selected Reserves
Link to www.cem.va.gov VA Burial Flags
Helpful Links:St. Clair County, Michigan Genealogy on the Web
A listing of cemeteries in St. Clair County with images, searchable databases of burial records, and tombstone photographs. Information is provided by the St. Clair County Family History Group.
Great Lakes National Cemetery - Holly, MI
Nationwide Gravesite Locator
A portal to search for burial locations of veterans and their family members in VA National Cemeteries, state veterans cemeteries, various other military and Department of Interior cemeteries, and for veterans buried in private cemeteries when the grave is marked with a government grave marker.
How to Apply:
Contact our office at (810) 989-6945 for assistance in determining eligibility and completing the necessary forms.