Yes, but only an American flag is allowed. This flag must be the cloth flag on the 2’ wooden pole. These flags will be removed by cemetery personnel as they become tattered or torn. Bronze flag holders are available through the Veterans Affairs office, or a V.F.W. post.
Shrubs are not allowed. As generations pass on, and people move away, there is no one to maintain these shrubs, and over the years they become grossly overgrown, unsightly, and unmanageable. The roots from these shrubs can also disturb the monument foundation and possibly cause damage. New shrubbery will be immediately removed.
Yes. The revised Code of Canon Law (1983) states: The Church earnestly recommends the pious custom of burial be retained; but it does not forbid cremation, unless this is chosen for reasons which are contrary to Christian teaching. (Canon 1176, paragraph 3)
If it is a family owned monument or flush marker, you may go to a memorial dealer of your choice who will submit to the cemetery for content approval. If it is a cemetery-owned monument, you can order the inscription from the cemetery.