At Sykes Funeral Home, we honor our deceased veterans by making a special memorial dog tag which is added to the Veteran Memorial Wall in our museum. The creation of these tags is sponsored by our friends at MyDogtag.com who share our same appreciation for our veterans.
Unlike headstones, burial flags and military medals, the VA does not re-issue military identification tags (aka dog tags) to veterans or their family members since they are generally only issued once in boot-camp. Nevertheless dog tags can be a cherished keepsake of an honored deceased veteran, especially if the original tags have been lost. Replica dog tags are often used for making memorial shadow boxes, adding to the deceased's casket or urn, or as a memento gift for family members, especially children and grandchildren.
Although we do not offer dog tags directly as part of our military funeral offering, you may wish to consider creating your own replicas on the MyDogtag.com website. They can create military-spec replicas from all branches and eras from WWII, Korea and Vietnam to modern day. Even if you don't have the original dog tags, there is usually enough information on the deceased's DD-214 to make exact replicas using one of MyDogtag.com's era specific templates. Use the coupon code "sykesfuneralhome" for a 25% veteran discount.