North Dakota Veterans Cemetery
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.
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 has been
completed. It includes an interment center, paved roadways, parking lot and a
meditation plaza. It is a lasting monument to the dedication and service of our
comrades. Interments began on the 6th of July 1992. We now must concentrate on a
long-term fund from which the interest can be used to run and maintain the
cemetery. This will guarantee perpetual care and do all the other things needed
to make this an appropriate final resting place.
If you or your
organization is interested in becoming a part of this worthy effort, complete
the North Dakota Veterans Cemetary Foundation Donation Form and
mail it, along with your contribution, to the address shown. Your gift is tax
deductible, to the extent permitted by law. Make your check out to the "North
Dakota Veterans Cemetery Foundation" and mail it to 1825 46th Street, Mandan, ND
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