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History of U.S. Military Gun Salutes

Military salutes are are steeped in tradition and intended to demonstrate great honor to those for whom they are conducted, yet misconceptions exist. Let's clear them up.

Veterans Day

Honor those who served in our nation’s armed forces, who protected this great republic and way of life by standing guard on the front line of freedom—even when it meant their watch was thousands of miles away from home.

Veterans Day 1958

This editorial was originally published in the November 1958 issue of The American Rifleman. Fifty-six years later, Editor Walter Howe's admonishment for all U.S. citizens to be prepared to defend our American ideals, in peace or in war, ring as true today as they did then.

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