All individuals who are honorably discharged from any branch of the US Services are eligible to join. Submission of an application and a copy of honorable discharge or retirement certificate are required. There is no application fee.
All required uniform items, except footwear and collar devices, are issued free to a new member after attendance of three consecutive meetings. These items must be returned upon leaving the VMP Honor Guard.
All members are required to participate in one meeting and one formal ceremony within every sixty (60) days. Two meetings are held each month at 0900 (2nd and 4th Monday at Saddlebrook recreation center). There are ten (10) park ceremonies each year and one (1) off-site ceremony at Fire Station 44 on September 11th. Some may preempt others. During the month of August and some holidays members may be exempt from attending meetings.
All hardship cases, planned vacations, sickness and other personal matters need to be communicated to the Commander or Vice Commander.
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