The snow had melted, the sun was out, it was a Sunday afternoon.  The perfect time to take a drive to the new Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery located on 169 acres just outside of Preston on Highway 52.  Ground broke November 8, 2013.  The first veterans were laid to rest November 11, 2015. A Memorial Day 2016 dedication is planned.

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The cemetery performs committal services with full military honors Monday through Friday every hour from 9 a.m. till 3 p.m.  Traditional gravesites, in-ground cremation gravesites, and above-ground columbarium sites are available.

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Administrative offices are open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  The public may visit the grounds seven days a week during daylight hours.  Burial at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery in Preston is available to all veterans discharged from the Armed Forces under conditions other than dishonorable.  For more information about the cemetery, call 507-765-7320.

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The site is awe-inspiring and the views are breathtaking.  Preston's Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery is a beautiful and well- deserved site for our veterans to have their final resting place.