Unmarked Grave Program
The objective of the Unmarked Grave Program is to provide a permanent military marker for eligible Veterans who lie in unmarked graves.
The Program is available to eligible Veterans whose grave has not had a permanent headstone or foot marker for five years or more, and who have not previously received funeral and burial funding from the Last Post Fund or Veterans Affairs Canada. A proof of military service as well as death certificate (where available) are requested in order to establish the Veterans’ identity.
START THE APPLICATION PROCESS
Last Post Fund has created an information sheet to assist researchers in gathering information. For Indigenous Veterans, visit the page Indigenous Veterans initiative. At any moment in this process, we encourage you to communicate with our counsellors for assistance: 1-800-465-7113 | firstname.lastname@example.org
MILITARY GRAVE MARKERS
Grave markers are ordered by the Last Post Fund through selected suppliers to ensure compliance with the inscription standards of Veterans Affairs Canada. Depending on the type of marker allowed at the cemetery, the Last Post Fund may place an upright or flat grey granite military-style marker.
Information that is inscribed on the marker may include (as well as a religious or cultural symbol of choice):
- MILITARY UNIT
- LEST WE FORGET