Veteran Services

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Our offices are OPEN to in-person services, by appointment

To meet with a Veteran Services Officer, call (763) 324-4500 or use our Online Scheduling portal. (Chrome Browser Only)

Phone: (763) 324-4500 – If no answer, please leave a voicemail so a service officer can respond ASAP.
Fax: (763) 324-1040
Email: veterans@co.anoka.mn.us 

Mission

Anoka County Veteran Services provides professional, caring and quality assistance to veterans and their dependents in obtaining benefits through county, state and federal programs. As advocates, we work with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs and nationally chartered Veteran Service Organizations to ensure that our veterans and their dependents receive the benefits they have earned through military service.

County Veteran Service Officers (CVSO's)

 When visiting the Anoka County Veteran Services Office you will be referred to a service officer for assistance. Our County Veteran Service Officers (CVSO's) are highly trained, professional advocates that share an understanding of the challenges our veterans and their dependents face. Our CVSO's attend the most current training on the extent, the meaning and the application of laws that have been passed by the U.S, Congress in the interests of veterans and their dependents. They also know the rules and regulations adopted by the Department of Veterans Affairs to clarify and implement those laws. Our CVSO's will apply specialized knowledge in the best way suited to the needs of every individual veteran or other beneficiary who visit our office for assistance.

Memorial Day Ceremonies

The Veterans Organizations of Anoka County presents two Memorial Day ceremonies, Saturday, May 28.

  • 10:00 a.m. Morningside Memorial Gardens, 11800 University Avenue NW, Coon Rapids. 
  • 11:30 a.m. Bunker Hills Park, Foley Blvd and Main St. (County Rd 14), Coon Rapids. Everyone is invited to attend the family picnic following the ceremony at Bunker Hills Park (Provided by the Anoka County Veterans Council.

VFW Post 9625 and American Legion Post 334 in Coon Rapids will have joint Memorial Day Services on Monday, May 30.

  • Begins at approximately 9:30 a.m. (following Morning Mass) at the Epiphany Catholic Church cemetery Veterans Flag area, across from the soccer fields on 111th Ave NW. A small program, wreath laying, rifle volley, and taps.  Immediately following, members from the Legion and VFW will conduct ceremonies at the Joyce Chapel Cemetery on Hanson Blvd, and after at VFW Post 9265 where wreaths are laid and taps played.