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Why are there twenty one guns in a twenty one gun salute?


Why twenty one? What is the significance in the number of guns? Would a five gun salute have the same meaning?

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Bobby Isenhower (isenhower33) says

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    Marlene Bertrand (MarleneB) 4 years ago

    Thanks, ackman1465. I actually did look it up and all I could find was that it was a tradition. Nothing explained why the number of guns is 21. Now, I'll go put the words "history" in my search for more results. Thank you for the suggestion.

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    Marlene Bertrand (MarleneB) 4 years ago

    Touche, Hot Rod Loves You. Yep! You are absolutely right about that.

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