Presidential Memorial Certificate
Example of a Presidential Memorial Certificate
The Presidential Memorial Certificate (PMC) program was initiated in March 1962 by President John F. Kennedy and has been continued by all subsequent Presidents. Statutory authority for the program is Section 112, Title 38, of the United States Code.
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) administers the PMC program by preparing the certificates which bear the President’s signature expressing the country’s grateful recognition of the veteran’s service in the United States Armed Forces.
Eligible recipients, or someone acting on their behalf, may apply for a PMC in person at our office, any VA regional office or by U.S. mail by submitting VA form 40-0247 . Please be sure to include a return mailing address with your request and a copy of the veteran’s discharge documents.
Fax your request and all supporting documents (copy of discharge and death certificate) to: 1-800-455-7143, or
Mail your request and all supporting documents using either the U.S. Postal Service or a commercial mail service, such as one of the overnight or express mail delivery services, to: Presidential Memorial Certificates (41A1C) National Cemetery Administration 5109 Russell Road Quantico, VA 22134-3903
If you have any questions about a certificate you have received, a request you have already sent in, or about the program in general, you may call (202) 565-4964.