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).
Applications are available at the cemetery office, through your local county and tribal veterans service officer or by clicking on the link below.
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.