Anyone interested in burial at the South Dakota Veterans Cemetery is encouraged to complete the pre-registration application. Pre-registration establishes the veteran’s eligibility for burial. This does not reserve a specific gravesite. The cemetery administrative staff assigns gravesites at the time of death.
When completing pre-registration, the following documents are examples of what may be required to determine eligibility:
DD214 or equivalent discharge document (ALL applicants)
20-year retirement letter (for Guard/Reserve)
VA service connection letter (for Guard/Reserve)
Marriage certificate (if applicable)
Death certificate (if applicable).
Pre-registration applications are available at the cemetery office, through your local county and tribal veterans service officer or by clicking here.
Note: There is no cost for pre-registration and it does not obligate the veteran/dependent to be interred at the South Dakota Veterans Cemetery.