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Old 12-28-2015, 10:53 AM
 
Location: Stasis
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lol@ lack of funding.
Approx 1,800 veterans die each day - 600,000+ per year. That means up to ~12,600 soldiers assigned to funeral duty each and every day.
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Old 12-28-2015, 11:04 AM
 
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Approx 1,800 veterans die each day - 600,000+ per year. That means up to ~12,600 soldiers assigned to funeral duty each and every day.
There are not that many funerals happening every day. That is just ludicrous.
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Old 12-28-2015, 11:06 AM
 
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Isn't it 3 shots from seven guns and that's how they get the 21?
3 volleys from any number of rifles/firearms, although an uneven number is preferred.

The term 21-gun salute originated as a naval tradition and so is normally used when describing a cannon salute - and 21 shots is the highest honor rendered this way, used for flags, heads of state, royalty etc. An expensive and thus rare occurrence.
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Old 12-28-2015, 07:36 PM
 
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A 21 gun salute will no longer be available for Air Force veterans (unless they can find volunteer locals to perform the ceremony):

21-gun salute eliminated from Air Force funerals due to lack of funding, personnel | WATE 6 On Your Side
Leave it to the obuma administration to continue the emasculation of the military. Now, let's take it out on dead vets' families
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Old 12-28-2015, 07:44 PM
 
Location: Newport Beach, California
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A 21 gun salute will no longer be available for Air Force veterans (unless they can find volunteer locals to perform the ceremony):

21-gun salute eliminated from Air Force funerals due to lack of funding, personnel | WATE 6 On Your Side
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Old 12-28-2015, 09:18 PM
 
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Approx 1,800 veterans die each day - 600,000+ per year. That means up to ~12,600 soldiers assigned to funeral duty each and every day.
Do onto your BROTHERS in Arms as you hope that that they WOULD DO FOR YOU.

How many soldiers would show up, if not ordered, when the day comes (and I hope way out in the future...I don't like him, but I want to see the crap that he will raise--Kinda like Carter) that the obuma family expects those cannons to go off.

Someone will find the money then

This is a slap in the face of the men and women that served for you and me
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Old 12-28-2015, 10:04 PM
 
Location: Newport Beach, California
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Do onto your BROTHERS in Arms as you hope that that they WOULD DO FOR YOU.

How many soldiers would show up, if not ordered, when the day comes (and I hope way out in the future...I don't like him, but I want to see the crap that he will raise--Kinda like Carter) that the obuma family expects those cannons to go off.

Someone will find the money then

This is a slap in the face of the men and women that served for you and me
I know. All of sudden, somebody here care about "money."

Obviously, this country has enough money to hand out welfare checks, free housing to illegal that make it across the border, but not enough money to honor those who have made the ultimate sacrifice?

LOL Seriously? They should come up with better excuses other than "no money."
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Old 12-29-2015, 03:43 PM
 
Location: Texas
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There are not that many funerals happening every day. That is just ludicrous.
As well as the ones that aren't buried in the "full honors ceremony".

shall provide the rendering of honors in a military funeral for any eligible veteran if requested by his or her family. As mandated by federal law, an honor guard detail for the burial of an eligible veteran shall consist of no fewer than two members of the Armed Forces.
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Old 12-29-2015, 04:56 PM
 
Location: Eastern NC
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Leave it to the obuma administration to continue the emasculation of the military. Now, let's take it out on dead vets' families
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Do onto your BROTHERS in Arms as you hope that that they WOULD DO FOR YOU.

How many soldiers would show up, if not ordered, when the day comes (and I hope way out in the future...I don't like him, but I want to see the crap that he will raise--Kinda like Carter) that the obuma family expects those cannons to go off.

Someone will find the money then

This is a slap in the face of the men and women that served for you and me
Once again there is no 21 gun salute to our service men. This is reserved only for heads of state and the President. It is a 3 shot volley by 4 to 6 gunmen sometimes only 3 like my dad had. Blaming this on Obama is pure stupidity.
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Old 12-30-2015, 08:09 PM
 
Location: Newport Beach, California
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Once again there is no 21 gun salute to our service men. This is reserved only for heads of state and the President. It is a 3 shot volley by 4 to 6 gunmen sometimes only 3 like my dad had. Blaming this on Obama is pure stupidity.
who blamed obama? certainly not me. I just believe they should come up with better excuses other than "lack of money."
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