SAY WHAT? University Virginia’s 21-Gun Salute Was Called Off For The Lamest Of Reasons

Written by Wes Walker on November 11, 2019

If Snowflakes are really wondering why ‘Boomers’ mock their fragile little selves… THIS is why.

Just when you thought you had heard it all.

The University of Virginia has canceled the 21-gun salute.

Why would they do a thing like that?

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Was it on the basis of some sort of a principle or ordinance?

Or course not. This was entirely feelings-driven.

The University of Virginia announced it would be eliminating the 21-gun salute from its Veterans Day ceremony because they did not want to cause any trauma to students who might hear the gunshots.

“One is that it would be disruptive to classes and two unfortunately with gun violence in the U.S., there was some concern that we would cause a panic if someone heard gunshots on grounds,” Jim Ryan, the college’s president, told NBC29.

The decision was made by the provost’s office along with UVA’s ROTC program. The Veterans Day program at UVA has included a 21-gun salute for over a decade.
Source: WashingtonExaminer

Oh dear. The very sound of a gunshot might hurt their delicate little psyches.

Pathetic and embarrassing.

HG Wells thought it would take thousands of years before humans would degenerate into Morlocks and Eloi. But anyone who’s read his book can see we’re already looking at a generation of the gutless, helpless Eloi springing up in our midst.

For anyone attending the University of Virginia, or anyone else who may be confused by what we mean by a ’21-gun salute’ here’s a handy reference for what you’re abolishing. From a layman’s explanation:

In the United States, the 21-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-elect along with on Memorial Day.

You may have noticed that there’s no mention of the 21-gun salute occurring during military funerals and that’s a common misconception. Known as the “3 Volleys,” the salute that occurs during soldiers’ funerals follows a battlefield tradition where both sides stopped fighting so that they could remove their dead from the field. The series of three shots, or volleys, let the other side know that the dead had been taken care of and that that battle could resume. Therefore the number of volleys is more important than the actual number of shots. Even the United States Army Manuel’s section on the Ceremonial Firing Party at a funeral named the number of riflemen as between five and eight, rather than an exact number.
Source: TodayIFoundOut

There’s more to it, but that’s enough to get you started.

 

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