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.