Design approved for ND veterans coin
FARGO – The North Dakota Veterans Coordinating Council has approved the design for the new ‘funeral honor coin.”
It’s officially called the North Dakota Commemorative Memorial Coin.
The council is comprised of three members from each of the North Dakota veterans organizations: American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Disabled American Veterans, AMVETS and Vietnam Veterans of America.
The coin will be presented to a family member of a deceased North Dakota veteran during military funeral honors.
Although the coin's design has been approved the coin will not be made available to the families until the funds have been raised.
N.D. Department of Veterans Affairs has been designated to solicit 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.
The project originated with state Sen. Ron Sorvaag of Fargo and with his help SB2183 passed the 65th Legislative Assembly.
Once the funds have been raised the coins will be purchased and distributed across North Dakota.
For more information or to contribute to the program contact the N.D. Department of Veterans Affairs at 239-7165, mail to 4201 38th Street SW #104, Fargo ND 58104 or check the website at nd.gov/veterans/Benefits/ND-commemorative-Memorial-coin.