Great news from the VA regarding headstones for Confederate Veterans. VA regulations have been changed that allows for any individual to apply for a headstone or marker for veterans.
We no longer have to have a direct relative apply for a marker with the VA. Effective April 1, 2016 - per paragraph 38.600(a)(1)(vi) . . . which allows for "any individual" to apply for a headstone or marker for veterans whose service ended prior to April 6, 1917, or for an individual whose eligibility is base on such service."
Here is the link to the VA decision.
3rd Lt Commander
Sons of Confederate Veterans