Memorial Benefits & Services

Information and Memorial Benefits resources for US Military Veterans and their families .


Prepare for Your Burial at a National Cemetery  NOW

At any time before your death (Pre-Need) you can eliminate delays and reduce stress on your family by planning in advance for your burial at a National Cemetery. 

Here is the form and instructions for determining your eligibility and obtaining pre-approval for burial at a National Cemetery.

Locating Veteran Discharge Papers, determine eligibility for interment at Fort Snelling or determining benefits & services deserved.
Can’t find that DD-214 (discharge papers), not sure about eligibility, understanding benefits, etc.?  Contact your Minnesota Association County VSO (Veterans Service Officer) for assistance. 
Click for a list of officers by County.
To schedule an interment at Fort Snelling or any National Cemetery, use this contact information. 

Expenses of Veterans interred at private cemeteries are also covered by the US Government.  

VA Memorial and Eligibility Benefits
Availability time at Fort Snelling Daily Burial Schedule  
For details here are contacts at Fort Snelling 
Here are links to a large number of various types of Veteran Records that are available from government resources.   
Here are 2 links that will provide you with a Google page of a number of references to obtain veteran records: 
1) E-Veteran Records (watch video above)
2) Government National Archives 
Assistance to locate a grave at Fort Snelling and a detailed map of the cemetery. Grave Site Location Website

Map of Fort Snelling
A wooden flag box provides a great display for your family’s commemorative flag plus protection.    
Veterans’ Home Wood Shop in Hastings, Mn.  
The Hastings Veterans Home wood shop provides veterans with a new trade and a therapeutic working environment.
FREE Urns are available for honorably discharged vets from an organization in Anoka, Mn. 
Free Urns from a Family in Anoka