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Register to Join the Memorial Rifle Squad and provide Honors for our Departed Veterans at
Fort Snelling National Cemetery 

Thankyou for your consideration to become a MRS volunteer. 
For questions, call to the person listed below.    

For more information about MRS,
contact our recruiting officer Jerry at jerrykosel75@gmail.com
or phone number 507-990-7143.

 

The following are steps in joining MRS:

To qualify for membership, you must validate your military service with a copy of your DD214.  If you do not have a DD214, click here to request an official copy. 

You must be a member of a local VSOs (Veterans Service Organizations).  VSOs include, The American Legion, VFW, DAV, AMVETs, etc. 
You must be able to attend 80% (42 weeks) of the annual MRS weekly presentations. 
For more information about MRS; refer to this website, Videos, News and About pages.  
Signing Up below DOES NOT not commit you to becoming an MRS members.  You will be able to find out more about MRS, visit a squad to view the Honors presentation, and meet MRS members before making your final decision.
Click to Enter Your Contact Information.

Upon providing your contact information,
our MRS Recruiting Officer or Squad Leader will contact you.  

You will be placed on a volunteers and when there is an opening, a Squad Leader of the day of your preference will contact you.  You will be invited to meet the Squad and view the honors presentation to the family.
After your visit, if you like what you’ve learned, and decide to join, the Squad Leader will have you complete  MRS Membership forms.  
The next step is for you to meet with the VA Volunteers Administration for a background check.  The Squad Leader will provide you with details on this process.  
Once the VA Volunteers Admin work is completed you will become an official MRS Member.  You will then get an MRS uniform and join the Honors Presentations.   
A daily lunch is provided by the VA Hospital Cafeteria.  Your VSO will provide you (at no cost) with a Garrison Cap.  You will be responsible for your summer and winter foot wear, daily transportation to/from Fort Snelling, care of your uniform and VSO membership dues.   

If you have questions about a specific daily Squad, you can call the
MRS Squad Room at 612-725-6549 on the day your prefer, explain
the purpose of your call, and you will be connected with
an MRS Squad member to answer your questions.

Your best chance of having your Squad Room call answered is
Monday thru Friday from 7A-9:00A.  Members are also in the squad
room from Noon to 12:30P ( for lunch).  


You can also send your questions via USPS to:
Memorial Rifle Squad
PO Box 111007
St. Paul, Minnesota 55111

OR Send an email to one of the contacts
listed on the “contacts” webpage.