Join

Register to Join the
Memorial Rifle Squad at
Fort Snelling National Cemetery 

Registration is the first step in discovering more about MRS
before making a final decision to join our organization.  You
will be given the opportunity to observe our Honors presentation
for our departed veterans and meet and talk to active members
prior to making your final decision to join our ranks. 
Thankyou for your consideration to become a MRS volunteer. 
 

To qualify for membership, you must have your copy of a DD214.  If you do not have a DD214, click here to request a DD214. 

You must join or be a current member of a VSO (Veterans Service Organization).  VSOs include, The American Legion, VFW, DAV, AMVETs and others groups.
Review information about MRS; the Videos, News and About pages.  There are 5 squads, one for each day of the work week.  Decide what day(s) of the week work for you to participate in our Honors Presentations.
Prior to making a final decision to join, you will be given the opportunity to meet with MRS members of the Squad of your choice during their duty day.
If you are ready to take the first step in becoming a member, enter your contact information and we will call you.

Click to Enter Your Contact Information.

Once you have submitted your contact information,
a MRS Representative will call you to answer any
questions you have about becoming a member. 

You will be placed on a volunteers list used to fill Squad openings.  A Squad Leader responsible for a specific day of the week, will contact you.  They will invite you to join the Squad to view operations, and meet their members. 
After your visit, if you like what you’ve learned, and decide to join, the Squad Leader will have you complete a MRS Membership form.  
The next step is for you to meet with the VA Volunteers Administration for a background check.  This will take about 2 weeks to complete.
Once the VA Volunteers Administration finishes their tasks, the Squad Leader will welcome you as an official MRS Member and instruct you on how to get fitted for your uniform.  
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 membership fees in a VSO.   

 

If you have specific questions about joining, you can call the
MRS Squad Room at 612-725-6549 Monday thru Friday, explain
the purpose of your call, and you will be connected with
the appropriate MRS member.

Your best chance of having your call answered is
Monday thru Friday from 7A-9:30A (before honors from
10A to 2P), and from Noon to 12:30P (lunch).  


You can 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.