How to Appeal for a Veterans Affairs Grave Marker

If you checked out my post about How to Apply for a Veterans Affairs Grave Marker, you already have a good idea about how to begin your application process. If your application was denied, however, you may wonder where to even begin crafting an appeal letter.

Lucky you–I’ve appealed to VA (and won!), and I’m happy to pass those tips along to fellow genealogists, historians, and preservationists! If you want to view an example of the appeal I won and discover an easy-to-understand format of how to write an appeal, simply download the PowerPoint below. Note that to learn more information about the appeal process, you should click on the megaphone image that is on each slide and the press “play.”