ND Senators Join Effort to Open Eligibility for State Veterans' Cemeteries

(Bismarck, ND) -- North Dakota's two U.S. Senators are joining an effort to open up eligibility for burial in state veterans' cemeteries.  

John Hoeven and Kevin Cramer are among those calling on the Department of Veterans Affairs to allow members of the reserve and National Guard eligible to be buried in the cemeteries. The Burial Equity for Guards and Reserves Act would open eligibility to all members of the Reserve Component as long as they were discharged honorably.  

The bill would also allow burial for certain family members as well.