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Ft. Snelling National Cemetery is America’s fourth largest National Cemetery with nearly 200,000 interments.  It is one of the most well kept and staffed cemeteries in the country.  Ft. Snelling can be reached directly at 612-726-1127, or by going to http://www.cem.va.gov/cems/nchp/ftsnelling.asp

How To Make Burial and Military Honors Arrangements:

National Scheduling

Arranging for burial of a veteran, spouse or dependant can only be done once the death has occured.  The veteran’s DD-214 Discharge documents must be emailed to nca.scheduling@va.gov, and then followed up with a phone call to the National Cemetery Scheduling Office at 1-800-535-1117 (open daily).

A scheduling agent will assist in verifying eligibility of the veteran and will also be able to reserve a date and time for burial and military honors.

Ft. Snelling Office Hours: Monday thru Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:25 p.m.
Closed federal holidays except Memorial Day and Veterans Day.

Visitation Hours: April – October (During Daylight Savings Time)
Open Monday thru Friday – 7:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Open Saturday, Sunday and federal holidays – 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

October – April
Open Monday thru Friday – 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Open Saturday, Sunday and federal holidays – 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Nationwide Gravesite Locator – http://gravelocator.cem.va.gov

 

Application For VA Headstone or Marker

http://www.va.gov/vaforms/va/pdf/VA40-1330.pdf

Markers

Burial Benefits Form

http://www.co.sangamon.il.us/Departments/forms/VAF21-530.pdf

 

Approved Emblems For Veteran Markers

http://www.cem.va.gov/hmm/emblems.asp

 

Instructions For Burial Procession From Ft. Snelling Assembly Area

http://sites.expressionstributes.com/83b2996ad37f/files/documents/Ft.%20Snelling%20Instructions.pdf

 

Camp Ripley State Veteran’s Cemetery

http://www.littlefallsmn.com/MNVetCemetery.php

 

How To Request A Replacement DD-214 or other Discharge Documents:

http://www.archives.gov/veterans/military-service-records/

 

Death Benefits for Survivors and Dependants

http://www.va.gov/opa/persona/dependent_survivor.asp

 

Presidential Memorial Certificate

http://www.cem.va.gov/cem/faxpmc.asp

 

Ft. Snelling Map