CFA 19/JUN/08-3

United States

Institute of Heraldry
U.S. Department of the Army
Veteran Headstone Medallion for the Department of Veterans Affairs. Three design options
Review Type


Dear Mr. Mugno:

In its meeting of 19 June, the Commission of Fine Arts reviewed the design alternatives developed by the Institute of Heraldry for the Veteran Headstone Medallion recently authorized for issuance by the Department of Veterans Affairs. The Commission recommended the first of the alternatives—incorporating a traditional shield design—as the most recognizable emblem of military service and the most readily legible at the small scale of the medallion.

The Commission looks forward to reviewing further designs from the Institute of Heraldry. As always, the staff is available to assist you with future submissions.


/s/Thomas E. Luebke, AIA

Charles Mugno, Director
The Institute of Heraldry
9325 Gunston Road, Room S112
Fort Belvoir, VA 22060-5579