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General Military Veteran Grave Marker

The General Military Veteran Grave Marker is designed to honor servicemen and women.

  • The FACED aluminum and bronze grave marker has sanded off the raised surface to highlight the letters of the insignia and words.
  • The plastic version is stamp molded with a permanent antiqued and highlighted in bronze with a clear protective coating.The metal markers are mounted on 20 in. rod. The plastic marker is mounted on an 18 in. rod. Both can hold one 12 in. x 18 in. American flag or a Armed Forces flag. Flag 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.

    Interesting information about our military history: The Military history of African Americans spans from the arrival of the first black slaves during the colonial history of the United States to the present day. There has been no war fought by or within the United States in which African Americans did not participate, including the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, the Mexican-American War, the Civil War, the Spanish American War, the World Wars, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the Gulf War, and the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, as well as other minor conflicts.

    The history of African Americans in the U.S. Civil War is marked by 186,097 (7,122 officers, 178,975 enlisted) African American men, comprising 163 units, who served in the Union Army during the Civil War, and many more African Americans served in the Union Navy. Both free African Americans and runaway slaves joined the fight. On the Confederate side, blacks, both free and slave, were used for labor, but the issue of whether to arm them, and under what terms, became a major source of debate amongst those in the South. At the start of the war, a Louisiana Confederate militia unit composed of free blacks was raised, but never accepted into Confederate service. On March 13, 1865 the Confederate Congress enacted a statute to allow the enlistment of African Americans but fewer than fifty were ever recruited.

    Our nations military was well ahead of civilian life in the form of desegregation. On July 26, 1948, President Harry S. Truman signed Executive Order 9981 integrating the military and mandating equality of treatment and opportunity. It also made it illegal, by military law, to make a racist remark. Desegregation of the military was not complete until 1954.

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SKU:  Material Size Style Price Quantity Status
GRAV706 Aluminum 25 in. Faced $59.61 In Stock
GRAV716 Bronze 25 in. Faced $121.03 In Stock
GRAV362 Thermoplastic 22 in. Stamped $40.00 In Stock

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