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Memorials and Burials

Memorials and Burials


MDVA is committed to providing dignified and compassionate burial options for Veterans, often one of the only benefits they request. MDVA currently operates two State Veterans Cemeteries in Little Falls and Preston, with a third cemetery scheduled to open for burials in the fall of 2018 near Duluth.

The Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery – Little Falls encompasses 39 acres just north of the city and was opened in June of 1994.  The Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery - Preston conducted its first services on Veterans Day in 2015.  The 169-acre site was donated to the state by Fillmore County.  Our newest cemetery, the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery – Duluth is situated on 104 acres northwest of the city. All of our cemeteries include casket gravesites, cremation gravesites, and columbaria for cremated remains.

Minnesota’s State Veterans Cemeteries complement those provided by the National Cemetery Administration.

In addition to our State Veterans Cemetery, services available to eligible Veterans and spouses include Military Funeral Honors, Grave Markers, Presidential Memorial Certificates, the Nationwide Gravesite Locator, and a list of State of Minnesota Memorials. Please visit the federal U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs for burial information through Fort Snelling National Cemetery.

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State Veterans Cemeteries

The State Veterans Cemeteries, located in Little Falls and Preston Minnesota, offer a final resting place for Minnesota Veterans and their families…

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Military Funeral Honors

MDVA is committed to ensuring Veterans receive proper military funeral honors to commemorate their service to our nation.  A stipend is available for Veterans Service Organizations who meet the requirements…

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Grave Markers

MDVA offers Bronze Star Grave Markers to mark the grave site of any Veteran buried in the state, where permitted. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs also offers a permanent medallion to signify the deceased’s status of a Veteran…

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Presidential Certificates

A Presidential Memorial Certificate is an engraved paper certificate, signed by the current President, to honor the memory of honorably discharged deceased Veterans…

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Gravesite Locator

Search for burial locations of Veterans and their family members in VA National Cemeteries, state Veterans cemeteries and private cemeteries…

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MDVA takes great pride in the memory of our states Veterans. Here you will find a list of Veteran monuments and memorials located on the State Capitol grounds…

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