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  1. #1 University Cancels 21-Gun Salute on Veterans Day 
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    The University of Virginia canceled a 21-gun salute scheduled to take place as part of the school’s Veterans Day ceremony, prompting a backlash.

    The university’s provost office and Col. Michael Hough, commanding officer of the school’s Air Force ROTC detachment, made the decision to eliminate the salute for two reasons, University of Virginia President Jim Ryan said in a statement.

    “First, to minimize disruptions to classes, given that this event is located at the juncture of four primary academic buildings and is held at a time that classes are in session; and second, recognizing concerns related to firing weapons on the Grounds in light of gun violence that has happened across our nation, especially on school and university campuses,” he wrote on Nov. 9 in response to, he said, concerns about the cancellation of the salute.
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    I understand, in light of the concerns about active shooters. But couldn't the university just send out an email to all students and staff to let them know about the tribute and follow up with announcements in the student newspaper, so that people know that there is going to be a 21 gun salute? If it's a campus tradition, in particular.

    My dad was supposed to have a 21 gun salute at his funeral, but the Army wasn't able to send anyone that day. My sister and I were a little disappointed, but my mom's liberal UCC pastor was probably relieved.
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    fracking Air Force COL /ROTC 'commander' probably never heard a shot fired in anger, scared a few blanks will trigger a bunch of leftist snowflakes...
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