Due to COVID-19, the Memorial Rifle Squad has suspended Honors for our Veterans at Fort Snelling National Cemetery until further notice. Interment can be scheduled at this time or delayed. Families should contact the Fort Snelling Administration Offices (612-726-1127) to learn about options and determine how they would like to proceed. Families will be given the opportunity to have Memorial Rifle Squad Honors at a later date.
MEMORIAL DAY WEEK-END Ceremony
The annual Fort Snelling Memorial Day Program at the National Cemetery will be a VIRTUAL EVENT this year due to COVID-19. The following is a video of the 2020 virtual event with Governor Walz, US Senator Amy Klobuchar, four star General Joseph Votel and other distinguished speakers.
This is a paper by a MRS member expressing the feelings of our dedicated members having to SUSPEND services for our Veterans. This paper will be published in an upcoming issue of The American Legion Magazine. The Twin Cities Local CBS Affiliate WCCO published this article about COVID-19 and the impact on MRS.
Be safe, check in on those in our community that need an extra hand and we hope to resume our services very soon.
The Memorial Rifle Squad at Fort Snelling provides Military Honors for our departed Veterans pronouncing our sincere gratitude for their service to our Country
Annually the MRS dedication to this cause includes….
- Honors in rain, shine, hot, & cold for 2500+ Veterans
- Over 40,000 volunteer hours
- 250,000+ miles using personal vehicles
- Numerous related activities
We do it For The Love of Our Country
and the honor in providing services for our veterans
but most importantly, to remind all that…
FREEDOM IS NOT FREE
Memorial Rifle Squad Highlights: