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:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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
Burial Benefits Form
Approved Emblems For Veteran Markers
Instructions For Burial Procession From Ft. Snelling Assembly Area
Camp Ripley State Veteran’s Cemetery
How To Request A Replacement DD-214 or other Discharge Documents:
Death Benefits for Survivors and Dependants
Presidential Memorial Certificate