Honor a soldier with an Army Grave Marker that is made right here in the USA. The Army grave marker is available in aluminum or bronze.
- The UNFACED aluminum grave marker has a powder coat finish for a permanent weather-proof finish.
- The FACED aluminum and bronze grave marker has sanded off the raised surface to highlight the letters of the insignia and words.
This official design is mounted on 20 in. rod and can hold one 12 in. x 18 in. American flag. Aluminum markers come with aluminum rods. Bronze markers come with a bronze rod. Flag is not included! See below for flags.
Actual shipping costs for this product will be calculated based on delivery location and weight and added to your order. For an estimate of shipping costs, please email Sales@FlagAndBanner.com. Memorial Day orders need to be placed no later than May 1st.
The first Decoration Day was observed in 1868 at Arlington National Cemetery, though this was the first national observance many small towns all across the north and south starting around 1866, claimed to be the first to hold a Decoration Day in their towns. It wasn’t until 1966 that an official Memorial Day was declared. Congress and President Lyndon Johnson declared Waterloo, N.Y., the birthplace of Memorial Day after a ceremony that was held on May 5, 1866 which honored local veterans who had fought in the Civil War. Businesses closed for the day and residents flew flags at half-staff. Supporters of Waterloo’s claim say earlier observances in other places were informal, not community-wide or one-time events whereas Waterloo held theirs every year since in May.
Many state legislatures passed proclamations designating May 30th as Memorial Day but it wasn’t until 1971 that Congress declared Memorial Day as the last Monday in May. Some do still call it Decoration Day as well.