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Last year, AFSA started the Foreign Service Commemorative Marker program to recognize the careers and contributions of Foreign Service personnel and their spouses and partners. We have sold over 150 markers and shipped them all over the globe from Thailand to Argentina. We have already put in an order for another batch to be sold this year.

The marker is an elegant, five-inch architectural bronze marker, etched with a modification of the Great Seal and the words “United States Foreign Service.” These high-quality markers, which come in velour presentation boxes, can be affixed to gravestones or used for other presentation and commemorative purposes.

The marker can be purchased for $149 through PayPal at or you may request an order form be mailed directly to you by calling (202) 719-9715.

We would like to thank AFSA member Georgette Garner and her son, Lt. Col. Robert J. Garner, who had the idea to ask AFSA to find a way to commemorate their husband and father’s Foreign Service career. Also, we would like to thank Chris Murray, the son of AFSA member Al Fairchild, who created the design for the marker.

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