Veterans Services

We’re Proud to Serve for Those Who Served for Us
The service that the brave men and women of our country provided is near and dear to the hearts of our staff at Cremation Society of Minnesota. If your loved one was devoted to their values and their country, we’re dedicated to helping you honor them in the way they deserve.

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

How To Make Burial and Military Honors Arrangements:

Arranging for burial of a veteran, spouse or dependent can only be done once the death has occurred.  The veteran’s DD-214 Discharge documents must be emailed to, 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 –

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