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.
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This was continued until 1841 when it was reduced to 21 from 26. Although it had
been in use for more than 30 years, the
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While the practice of firing
The practice of firing gun salutes was well established by the sixteenth century, ...
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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