The all-
volunteer Memorial Rifle Squad honors our US Military Veterans for their sacrifice for defending our nation.  The 
Memorial Rifle Squad provides our departed Veterans with Military Honors as we lay them to rest at the Minneapolis Fort Snelling National Cemetery. 

It is an Honor and Privilege for Memorial Rifle Squad Members to provide our Veterans with the Honors they deserve for defending our Country.

The 75,000th Memorial Rifle Squad Honor Guard Salute at Fort Snelling National Cemetery was presented on June 1, 2018.


The Memorial Rifle Squad was founded in 1979 to ensure our military veterans are buried with the honors they deserve.  Ceremonies include three rifle volleys, the solemn sound of taps, the folding and presentation of the American flag to a surviving family member.