North Dakota Veterans Cemetery Foundation
Dedicated to the men and women who have served this state and nation with unequaled distinction and honor.
The state of North Dakota, in tribute to the devotion shown by our veterans in defense of the ideals and values we hold so precious, honors them by providing a location where they may find eternal peace in a setting rich with military history and quiet dignity.
The North Dakota Veteran's Cemetery was established by an act of the 1989 Legislative Assembly. This cemetery is located near the entrance of Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park 6 ½ miles south of Mandan, ND on Hwy 1806. Because of the economic situation in the state at that time, the Legislature did not provide the funding for the construction of the cemetery. Considering the importance of establishing the cemetery, it was decided to proceed with the project using private funds and engineer units of the North Dakota Army National Guard to perform the major portion of the construction work.
The Cemetery includes a committal chapel and administrative building. The Cemetery has 70 acres of burial space, enough burial space for hundreds of years to come. The Cemeteries first burial was July 7, 1992. The average yearly burial rate is 530 burials per year.
There are many ways you can support the cemetery including gifts such as cash or check given directly to the foundation or on-line at www.ndvcf.org/donate. We also provide opportunities to donate through gift annuities, charitable trusts, life insurance, securities and real estate. Remember that any gifts can be made in memory and honor of a loved one or friend. It is also important for you to know that your donations are tax deductible and 100% of your donation will be allocated to the operations and maintenance of the cemetery.
Your generosity is greatly appreciated. You will be rewarded by knowing you have assisted in making the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery a fitting memorial for those men and women who have represented our state and nation with such dedication.