The ND Veterans Coordinating Council which is comprised of three members from each of the following five North Dakota Veterans organizations; the American Legion, VFW, DAV, AMVETS, and VVA has approved of a design for the new North Dakota Commemorative Memorial Coin. This coin is commonly known as a “Funeral Honor Coin” and will be conferred upon a family member of a deceased North Dakota Veteran during military funeral honors.
Although the coins design has been approved the coin will not be made available to the families until the funds have been raised. ND Department of Veterans Affairs has been charged with soliciting from the public funds to purchase at least 4,000 coins. This will be enough coins to provide a two-year supply for the presentation of one coin to a family member by a North Dakota Funeral Honors team. This project originated with Senator Sorvaag of Fargo ND. With his help SB 2183 passed the 65th Legislative Assembly.
Through a bidding process the ND Department of Veterans Affairs has determined it must raise at least $12,000 before the first batch of 4,000 coins can be ordered. Once the funds have been raised the coins will be purchased and distributed across North Dakota. ND Department of Veterans Affairs Commissioner stated: “Time is important as we would like to ensure as many families of North Dakota Veterans receive this token of appreciation for their loved ones military service”.
If you would like to learn more or contribute to this program contact the ND Department of Veterans Affairs at 701-239-7165.
Mail to: Funeral Honor Coin 4201 38th Street SW #104 Fargo ND 58104
See our website at: www.nd.gov/veterans/Benefits/ND-commemorative-Memorial-coin