8709 40th Ave. N, County Road 20
Harwood, ND 58042
[Do not mail items to this address]
Scheduling a Burial: Fax all discharge documentation to the National Cemetery Scheduling Office at 1-866-900-6417 and follow-up with a phone call to 1-800-535-1117.
Visitation Hours: Open daily from sunrise to sunset.
Burial in the national cemetery is open to all members of the armed forces who have met a minimum active duty service requirement and were discharged under conditions other than dishonorable.
A Veteran’s spouse, widow or widower, minor dependent children, and under certain conditions, unmarried adult children with disabilities may also be eligible for burial. Eligible spouses and children may be buried even if they predecease the Veteran.
Members of the reserve components of the armed forces who die while on active duty or who die while on training duty, or were eligible for retired pay, may also be eligible for burial.
Fargo National Cemetery is a new 4.82-acre Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) national cemetery located in southeast North Dakota. The cemetery will serve the burial needs of more than 30,000 Veterans, their spouses and eligible family members.
This is the first national cemetery built in North Dakota and is part of the VA National Cemetery Administration Rural Initiative to provide access to VA burial benefits for Veterans who reside in rural areas and who have not previously had reasonable access to a national or state Veterans cemetery.
The VA purchased the land in June 2016 and awarded a contract to build the cemetery in July 2017. The cemetery was dedicated on September 7, 2019. First interments will take place shortly thereafter. The first phase of cemetery development will offer more than 3,000 casket and cremation spaces to accommodate burials for the next 10 years. The cemetery will provide burials for caskets, in-ground and columbarium burials for cremations, as well as a memorial wall for remains that are unrecoverable or identified, were buried at sea, donated to science or cremated and remains scattered.