MILITARY BURIALS

There is no national veterans cemetery in North Dakota. However, in July of 2016, the Veterans Administration announced procurement of property northwest of Fargo for a National Veterans Cemetery. No estimated completion date was announced. In May 2017 the Veterans Administration requested bids on the design and construction of the cemetery and that the cemetery will be located at Harwood, Cass County a community northwest of Fargo.

In September of 2017 a Veterans Cemetery was announced to be called the All Nations Veterans Cemetery near Fort Yates. The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe has been working on developing the 8 acre site through a grant from Department of Veterans Affairs National Cemetery Administration. The cemetery will service over 2000 tribal veterans and their families.

North Dakota does have a state veterans cemetery. In 1989 the state legislature established a 35 acre site near Mandan. Although Mandan is in Morton county the burials represent most, if not every county, in North Dakota. You can read about it at this web site.

In the state veterans cemetery there is an online database of over 2880 burials as of 2006 which lists full name, birth and death dates, branch of service, and rank. It is located here

FindAGrave has over 8000 memorials as of November 2017 for the state veterans cemetery located here.