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

Eligibility

Eligible recipients include the deceased veteran's next of kin and loved ones. 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 only. Requests cannot be sent via email.

There is no form to use when requesting a PMC. Please be sure to enclose a copy of the veteran's discharge and death certificate. Please submit copies only, as we cannot return original documents.

Submit Request

  • Fax your request and all supporting documents (copy of discharge and death certificate) to: 202-565-8054, 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 (402E12)
Department of Veterans Affairs
810 Vermont Avenue, NW
Washington, DC20420-0001

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. Or you may email PMC@mail.va.gov.

Contact

Presidential Memorial Certificates (402E12)
Department of Veterans Affairs
810 Vermont Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20420-0001
202-565-4964
fax: 202-565-8054
PMC@mail.va.gov
www.cem.va.gov/pmc.asp