GRAVE MARKER - Pursuant to Texas Government Code Section 437.215, TMD will provide a grave marker for any eligible decedent who served in the Texas Military Forces. The department will model the grave markers after the grave markers provided by the federal government.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE - Any decedent that served in the Texas Military Forces who was discharged under conditions other than dishonorable and who is not eligible for a grave marker under federal law.

Note. The Texas Military Forces includes members of the Texas Army National Guard, Texas Air National Guard, Texas State Guard, and any other military force organized under state law. 

WHO CAN APPLY - Texas Government Code Section 437.214 defines "applicant" for a grave marker that will mark the gravesite or burial site of an eligible deceased individual as:

  1. The decedent’s spouse;
  2. The decedent’s adult children, if there is no spouse;
  3. The decedent’s parents, if there is no spouse or adult child;
  4. The decedent’s brothers or sisters, if there is no spouse, adult child, or parent; or
  5. The executor or administrator of the decedent’s estate, if there is no spouse, adult child, parent, or brother or sister.