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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. The Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery in Little Falls, which opened in June 1994, was originally established through the efforts of many individuals and Veterans' organizations - and today is operated by the State of Minnesota. This award-winning cemetery is located on 37 acres of land adjacent to Camp Ripley and regularly receives satisfaction survey ratings at or above 97 percent for handling of burials, overall appearance of grounds and facilities and courtesy of staff. The cemetery has also been recognized by the NCA's Veterans Cemetery Grants Program "Excellence of Appearance." Only four of the 85 state Veterans cemeteries in operation have been honored with this award.

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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