The Department of Veteran’s Affairs now lists the Hammer of Thor as option 55 on their list of available emblems of belief for placement on government headstones and markers. This is a bitter-sweet development because it comes at the cost of a human life.
CFR 38.632 rule states that the following individuals may request a new emblem of belief for inscription on a headstone or marker: the decedent’s next-of-kin (NOK), a person authorized in writing by the NOK, or a personal representative authorized in writing by the decedent.
– “Who Can Request a New Emblem of Belief?”
National Cemetery Administration
We do not yet know who’s marker will be the first to bear this sign. If it is someone who was active duty, may they be feasting in Valhöll and leave the mourning to us. If I should happen to learn more, I’ll update this post with appropriate and discreet details. You can go to the National Cemetery Administration’s website to see a full list of available symbols.