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Religious symbols on government-supplied tombstones are not limited to Christian crosses, Jewish Stars of David, or Buddhist Wheel or Righteousness, though those might be among the most commonly seen. The Department of Veterans Affairs actually has approved 74 different religious symbols from which a veteran can choose for his or her government-supplied tombstone. The symbols are:

Page 1 of approved symbols

Page 1 of approved symbols

Page 2 of approved symbols

Page 2 of approved symbols

For full information on choosing a symbol and obtaining a government marker, visit the VA's page.

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