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ND Commemorative Memorial Coin

Date of Meeting: October 8, 2020

As per ND Century Code 37-18-15 the North Dakota Department of Veterans Affairs is to "confer a commemorative memorial coin upon a family member of a deceased North Dakota veteran during military funeral honors". 

The single coin conferred upon a family member will be at no cost to the family.

Funeral Honor Details will obtain coin from the Funeral Director and present it to the family immediately following US Flag presentation.  See: Policies and Procedures

Order additional coins 

  • Family members may order additional coins at a cost of $10 each. (Checks only)
  • Purchases must be through the ND Department of Veterans Affairs.
  • Order form: SFN 61442
  • Coin Engraving Form

About the Coin

This project originated with Senator Sorvaag of Fargo ND. With his help SB 2183 passed the 65th Legislative Assembly. ND Department of Veterans Affairs has been directed to collect donations until we have enough funds to design and produce at least 4,000 coins. This will be enough coins to provide a two-year supply for the presentation of one coin to a family member by a North Dakota Funeral Honors team.

Front side: has all five military service emblems, US and ND flag and verbiage:

  • * NORTH DAKOTA MILITARY FUNERAL HONORS * ON BEHALF OF A GRATEFUL STATE *
  • Wheat symbolizes “Love and Charity”
  • White in the outer ring represents “Purity and Innocence”
  • Blue field in middle represents “Vigilance, Perseverance and Justice”

Back side: has soldier field cross with open space below if the family would want to have something engraved on the coin such as veterans name, rank, service dates etc.

  • Verbiage: *DAY IS DONE * GONE THE SUN * ALL IS WELL * SAFELY REST * (popular verses used with the music “TAPS” which is played at military & veteran funerals)
  • Wheat represents the “Divine Harvest”
  • Gold back represents “Achievement and Honor”.

Donations

  • Send to                             
    • ND Department of Veterans Affairs
      Funeral Honor Coin
      4201 38th Street SW #104
      Fargo, ND  58104
    • Phone:  701-239-7165

Thank you for supporting North Dakota’s Veterans and their dependents.

The ND Commemorative Memorial Coin was made possible by donations from:

  • American Legion

    • Post 189 - Hazen
    • Post 37 - Williston
    • Post 297 - Harwood
    • Post 12 - Washburn
    • Post 23 - Rugby
    • Post 98 - Langdon
    • Post 42 - Bottineau
    • Post 75 - Crosby
    • Post 210 - Galesburg
    • Post 9 - Watford City
  • AMVETS

    • Post 9 - Bismarck
    • Post 9 Auxilary - Bismarck
    • Post 7 - Fargo
  • DAV

    • Chapter 3 - Bismarck
  • VFW

    • Post 7564 - West Fargo
    • Post 2764 - Valley City
    • Post 9050 - Enderlin
    • Post 9317 - Mantador
    • Post 1326 - Bismarck
    • Post 8688 - Bottineau
    • Post 1868 Auxilary - Harvey
    • Post 762 - Fargo
  • Marine Corps League

    • Detachment 1419 - Mandan
  • Veterans Centers

    • Casselton Veterans Inc.
  • Elks

    • Lodge 260 - Fargo (First to donate to ND Commemorative Memorial Coin!)
  • Eagles

    • #3080 - Harvey
    • #3454 - Langdon
    • #2328 - Dickinson
  • Lions Clubs

    • New Rockford
  • Community Centers, Clubs and Charitable organizations

    • Community Center - Center
    • Community Center - Plaza
    • Mott Opportunity Today & Tomorrow - Mott
    • Grafton Valley Snowdrifters - Grafton
    • Betterment Trust Fund - Dunseith
  • Funeral Homes, Directors and Chapels

    • Niewoehner Funeral Home - Rugby
    • Eastgate Funeral & Crematory - Bismarck
    • Everson Coughlin Funeral Home - Williston
    • Boulger Funeral Home - Fargo
    • Fulkerson Funeral Home - Williston
  • Business and Personal Donors

    • James Davenport - McHenry County
    • Doug Warnecke - Harwood
    • Donald and Joan Cameron - Bottineau
    • Chuck and Myrna Thompson - Bismarck
    • GJ&C Enterprises Inc. - Williston
    • Lloyd E. Krueger - Minot
    • E. Clouse - Foxholm
    • Bernard & Cheryl Bailey - Bismarck
    • William & Valerie Krik - Beulah
    • Marvin & Judy Knutson - Milnor
    • Mr. & Mrs. Robert Schulte (MG-Retired) - Mandan
    • Leon & Linda Overby - Mohall
    • Vernon & Rose Laning - Bismarck
    • Leland F. Wolf - Center 
    • Elaine Hetland - Dahlen
    • David Anderson - Waseca MN
    • Ardella Weishaar - Bismarck
    • David Muggli - Bismarck
    • Gary Puetz - Mantador
    • Scheels - Bismarck
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