A 21-gun salute is the most commonly recognized of the customary gun salutes
that are performed by the firing of cannons or artillery as a military honor.
Jun 14, 2011 ... The use of gun salutes for military occasions is traced to early warriors who
demonstrated their peaceful intentions by placing their weapons in ...
Aug 11, 2014 ... The 21-gun salute that we know today has its roots in the ancient tradition of
warriors demonstrating their peaceful intentions by resting the ...
Mar 29, 2007 ... Are twenty-one guns fired in national military salutes because the digits in 1776
add up to 21?
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Whenever a person from the military dies, a group of seven soldiers fire off three
shots each. 7 times 3 equals 21, thus the name 21 gun salute.
Land batteries, having a greater supply of gunpowder, were able to fire three
guns for every shot fired afloat, hence the salute by shore batteries was 21 guns.
Mar 17, 2009 ... Today, the national salute of 21 guns is fired in honor of a national flag, the
soverign or chief of state of a foreign nation, a member of a reigning ...
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Oct 3, 2008 ... The Old Guard renders final honors at Arlington National Cemetery. The 21 gun
salute is actually three volleys.
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May 28, 2012 ... Marine Corps 21 gun salute at the Houston National Cemetery Memorial Day
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Sep 14, 2012 ... Video taken at the funeral of Lance Corporal Alec R. Terwiske Sorry about the
shakiness, I was standing on uneven soft ground in a cemetary ...