Response (Dept of Veterans Affairs)
10/04/2006 09:40 AM
This is in response to your inquiry of September 28, 2006. The advise from the VA General Counsel that we must conduct a rulemaking to establish procedures governing our consideration of applications for the addition of new emblems of belief to the listing of emblems that may be inscribed on Government-furnished headstones and markers was received in 2006. During this time period, VA has not approved any requests for new emblems of beliefs.We have a few requests pending for emblems of belief from a variety of organizations and faiths. Once the rulemaking is completed, VA will review all pending applications using the criteria set forth in the new regulations.Thank you for your interest in NCA programs and our Nation's veterans.