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Burial in Fargo National Cemetery

Benefit Category: Federal

Burial benefits available include a gravesite or niche in collumbarium, opening and closing of the grave, perpetual care, a Government headstone or marker, a burial flag, and a Presidential Memorial Certificate, at no cost to the family. Some veterans may also be eligible for Burial Allowances. Cremated remains are buried or inurned in national cemeteries in the same manner and with the same honors as casketed remains.

Burial benefits available for spouses and dependents buried in a national cemetery include burial with the veteran, perpetual care, and the spouse or dependents name and date of birth and death will be inscribed on the veteran’s headstone, at no cost to the family. Eligible spouses and dependents may be buried, even if they predecease the veteran.

Check eligibility: https://www.cem.va.gov/cem/burial_benefits/eligible.asp

You can be prepared for your family by completing a Pre-Eligibility form.

To apply for interment at Fargo National Cemetery the process must be done in this order: (Note: Many funeral homes will complete these steps for the family. Check with your funeral director.)

  1. Submit documents (DD214 or NGB22) via fax or email - 1-866-900-6417 or NCA.Scheduling@va.gov
  2. Have the Next of Kin, Funeral home, or family member coordinating the affairs call the scheduling office – 1-800-535-1117
  3. Once on the phone with an agent, provide the information requested
    1. Deceased full name
    2. Date of birth
    3. Date of passing
    4. Social security number
    5. Next of kin
    6. Last address on record
    7. May also request:
      1. Death Certificate
      2. Is this First or subsequent burial (Veteran or Dependent already buried)
        1. If subsequent-who is already interred and either SSN, Date of Birth and Date of Death, name of person that will be buried at the national cemetery and national cemetery name.
      3. Relationship to Veteran-if not veteran being intered
      4. Funeral Directors name as well as name, address and email address of the4 funeral home
      5. Next of kin information: Name, relationsip ot deceased, SSN, phone number, address
      6. Type of religious emblem for headston (if known at this time)
      7. Did deceased reside within 75 miles of requested cemetery?
      8. Zip code of deceased at time of death
      9. County of deceased at time of death
      10. Type of burial ( casket or cremation)
      11. Marital status of deceased 
      12. Casket size/liner size/urn size/urn vault size
      13. Is surviving spouse a veteran? if so any military documents for the spouse
      14. Any disabled children for future interment (name and date of birth). 
      15. Military Honors requested 
  4. Schedule a date for burial.
    1. If the family has not yet decided a funeral date or needs to pick an alternate date, they can leave it as pending and call the Fargo National Cemetery Manager directly: 701-451-4650

Fargo National Cemetery is located

8709 40th Avenue N.

County Road 20

Harwood ND 58042


(Do not mail items to this address)

Office Hours at Fargo Regional Benefit Office: Monday thru Friday 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., when not serving families at the Fargo National Cemetery. Closed federal holidays.

Visitation Hours: Open daily from sunrise to sunset. For more information about Fargo National Cemetery, call 701-451-4650.

Information on Fargo National Cemetery PDF

Cemetery Map

Map to Cemetery

News about Burial in Fargo National Cemetery

The Fargo National Cemetery, which was dedicated on September 7, 2019, is now accepting applications for interment. Interments are expected to begin mid-October. For more information on the Fargo National Cemetery or to establish a claim and begin the application process see our webstie at: https://www.nd.gov/veterans/benefits/burial-fargo-national-cemetery

Discharge Requests

Most Veteran’s benefits require that applicants provide a copy of their Form DD 214 or discharge record, which is evidence of their veteran status. This is an important document and must be safeguarded. In the State of North Dakota separation documents are considered confidential and privileged NDCC 37-18-11 (13). National Guard members may receive a NGB22 and /or NGB23 upon obtaining 20 years of satisfactory service (20 year letter).