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  1. Aug 06,  · The gun salute is also fired at noon on George Washington's birthday, President's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, and the day of the funeral of a president, ex-president or president-elect. Gun salutes for other U.S. and foreign military and civilian leaders vary in number, based on protocol and the honoree's rank.
  2. Mar 01,  · Full military honors at Arlington National Cemetery funeral. 21 gun salute by The Old Guard followed by Taps being played on bugle. Winter scene. Archival stock footage This .
  3. In , the gun salute officially became the standard salute to honour British Royalty. Although traditionally the honour is reserved for the head of state, heads of government also get the gun salute, and in the case of the United States so does the country’s flag.
  4. Nov 02,  · The gun salute became the highest honor a nation could render. Varying customs among the maritime powers led to confusion in saluting and return of salutes. Great Britain, the world's preeminent sea power in the 18th and 19th centuries, compelled weaker nations to salute first, and for a time monarchies received more guns than did republics.
  5. The gun salute was adopted as the standard salute for royalty in The United States fired a “national salute,” on special occasions and during times of mourning, of one gun for each state in the union until , when the salute was standardized at 21 guns. It was customary at that time, when naval vessels were visiting.
  6. Aug 11,  · The gun salute still represents a significant honor today. In the United States, the gun salute occurs to honor a President, former president, or the head of foreign state. It can also be fired in order to honor the United States Flag. The salute also occurs at noon on the day of the funeral of a President, former President, or President.
  7. Oct 03,  · US Army Honor Guard 21 gun salute and Taps at Arlington National Cemetery - Duration: Arlington Media 35, views. "The Old Guard" Gun Salute - Duration:

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