Providing Free Urns for burial at Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery

Free urns for veterans is honored to partner with the Minnesota State Veterans Cemeteries that are managed and operated by the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs (MDVA). Urns are provided at the time of need and are not ordered in advance. Please direct all other Minnesota cemetery qualification questions to Free Urns email. Free Urns for Veterans is a Nonprofit 501 (c) (3) org.             Info:

Handcrafted with Care

Each urn comes personalized with Military service seal and a name plate that list the Veterans name, rank, military service and life dates allowing you to honor your loved ones.

Made from Premium Wood

Each FREE Urn is Professionally handcrafted using the finest oak wood ensuring durability and timeless beauty.

Veteran Cemeteries

Our urns are specifically designed to meet the requirements of military cemeteries, ensuring a dignified and respectful final resting place.


Years of Service


 Veterans families Served


Burial Urns Provided

About Us

Our Story

When one of our family members, who was a Veteran passed away, our family checked into cremation and looked at an urn to purchase. After looking at the different options, it was decided that we could make a quality wooden urn that would honor our loved one. After finishing the wooden urn, we decided to honor all Veterans and offer support to their families by providing a free urn. These urns are made possible by generous donations.

Free Urns for Veterans is a Nonprofit 501 (c) (3) organization. Federal Tax ID# 47-2412901

How does a Veterans Family Receive a Free Urn?

When a Veteran dies, families can contact the Minnesota State Veterans Cemeteries or Free Urns for Veterans for more information.

Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery – Little Falls        15550 Hwy 115                                                                             Little Falls, MN 56345                                                                Phone 320-616-2527 


Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery – Preston                  715 Highway 52                                                                         Preston, MN 55965                                                               Phone 506-765-7320


Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery – Duluth                    4777 Highway 53                                                              Saginaw, MN 55779                                                              Phone 218-520-0120


Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery Redwood Falls  33752 Noble Ave                                                               Redwood Falls, MN 56283                                                Phone 507-709-4390


Free Urns for Veterans                                                             P.O. Box 191                                                                                 Saint Francis, MN 55070                                                           

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Address: P.O. Box 191                                                                                               Saint Francis, Minnesota 55070

Free Urns for Veterans History

Free Urns for Veterans started up in 2014. Since then, we have been able to help veterans across our country. On March 31, 2022 Free urns closed down after helping 2,242 veterans. About half of our volunteers and family wanted to retire to spend time with their families. Volunteers and family are our base to run Free Urns for Veterans to help Veterans families. My wife Tami and I have built and finished these urns from the beginning and still wanted to continue to help Veterans in some way. Roger who is one of the volunteers that has been with us from the mid-way point, wanted to stay on to help also. After the three of us talked, we found out that his nephew, Andrew Gervais is the director of Veterans programs and Memorial Affairs at the MN Dept. of Veterans Affairs (MDVA). After talking with Andrew, Free Urns decided to go into partnership with the MDVA and agreed to supply MDVA with a number of urns each month to the 3 MN State Veterans Cemeteries. Which are, Little Falls, Preston and Duluth.  (4th  Cemetery to open fall of 2023 in Redwood Falls.)

As of August 1, 2022 Free Urns for Veterans only supplies urns to the Minnesota State Veterans Cemeteries. Preston, Little Falls, Duluth, and Redwood Falls, MN. If you have any questions, please email us at

NOTE: Please direct all other Minnesota cemetery qualification questions to Free Urns email. 

Gary Scott                                                                                                                                                             President                                                                                                                                                       Retired Army Veteran of 38 yr.


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