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Why the number "21", in a 21 gun salute

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Asked by mere dil, 24 Jul '10 04:05 pm
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Twenty one Guns are fired in US National military Salutes because the digits in 1776 added upto 21
Answered by Sia, 24 Jul '10 04:05 pm

 
  
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Twenty one Guns are fired in US National military Salutes because the digits in 1776 added upto 21
Answered by Quest, 09 Oct '13 01:49 pm

 
  
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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 royal family, and the President, ex-President, and President-elect of the United States. It is also fired at noon of the day of the funeral of a President, ex-President, or President-elect, on Washington's Birthday, Presidents Day, and the Fourth of July. On Memorial Day, a salute of 21 minute guns is fired at noon while the flag is flown at half mast. Fifty guns are also fired on all military installations equipped to do so at the close of the day of the funeral of a President, ex-President, or President-elect.

Gun salutes are also rendered to other military and civilian leaders of this and other nations. The number of guns is based on their protocol rank. These salutes are always in odd numbers. For example, the Vice President of the United States, Secretary Defense, and Secretaries of the Army, Air Force, and Navy all rate 19 guns. ...more
Answered by Pardeep kapoor, 24 Jul '10 04:13 pm

 
  
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11 looks too cheap ...51s is much expensive ..so i guess 21 they selected
Answered by Jazz, 24 Jul '10 03:59 pm

 
  
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