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Veterans Cemetery Wins Award

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The North Dakota Veterans Cemetery received an award for it's excellent appearance. The U.S. Department of Department of Veterans Affairs' National Cemetery Administration (NCA) presented the agency's "Excellence of Appearance Award" to on Aug. 21.

State veterans cemeteries are inspected every three years by the NCA. The review includes headstone general appearance, alignment, turf conditions, drainage, as well as building and equipment maintenance. The "Excellence in Appearance Award" is presented to those cemeteries that meet or exceed the requirements of this triennial review.

"This award is a great testament to the outstanding staff that operate and maintain the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery," says Brig. Gen. Alan Dohrmann. "Thanks to their efforts and the countless hours donated by dedicated individual volunteers and our Veterans organizations, these beautiful grounds are a fitting final resting place for our military heroes."

The N.D. Veterans Cemetery is a member of the NCA's national cemetery system located 6.5 miles south of Mandan on Highway 1806 on a 35-acre tract of land in the southwest corner of Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park.




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