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 15, 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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May 28, 2012 ... Marine Corps 21 gun salute at the Houston National Cemetery Memorial Day
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.
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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.
Gun salutes originated in the 17th century with maritime practice demanding that
a defeated enemy ship expends its ammunition to render itself helpless.
The practice of firing gun salutes was well established by the sixteenth century, ...
The 21-gun salute was adopted as the standard salute for royalty in 1808.
Dec 14, 2015 ... EDITOR'S NOTE: A three-volley salute is the correct term for the firing of three
rounds in unison at military services, while a 21-gun salute is the ...