A 21 Gun Salute is a Military Honor fired from 21 "Guns" or heavy artiliery or "Canons" NOT Rifles

At military funerals, one often sees three volleys of shots fired in honor of the deceased veteran. This is often mistaken by the laymen as a 21-gun salute, although it is entirely different (in the military, a "gun" is a large-calibered weapon. The three volleys are fired from "rifles," not "guns." Therefore, the three volleys isn't any kind of "gun salute," at all)
Today, the national "21 gun salute" 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.
av Ken Adler 16. april 2013
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 21 gun salute.
In order to honor Captain Robert Jordan, some soldiers from the Navy fired a 21 gun salute.
av Evan Milberg 29. august 2006
When a girl runs through a gauntlet of 20 guys trying to cum on her, only to get it up her nose by the last guy who is standing at the end of the gauntlet.
I saw Mary the other day, she had a shirt that said 'I Survived the 21 Gun Salute.'
av Marty McSandyselfson 19. mai 2006

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