Fort Rosecrans Local Customs

  • POW / MIA Bring Them Home
    POW / MIA Bring Them Home
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  • A sad and proud moment.
    A sad and proud moment.
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  • Displaying Honor
    Displaying Honor
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    Twenty-One Gun Salute

    by lmkluque Updated Oct 2, 2012

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    Displaying Honor

    To Honor A Fine Sailor: 21 September 1989.

    This scene is most commonly seen in movies. A President or very high ranking officer may have a volley shot from 21 actual guns, however, the average serviceman has 7 guns shooting off three rounds, which equal 21. The sound is loud and the punctuation is strong.

    Click here, if you are interested in the history of the Twenty-One Gun Salute

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    POW / MIA Flag!

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    POW / MIA Bring Them Home

    This flag serves as a symbol of our desire to remember and to keep looking for loved ones who are Prisoners Of War or Missing In Action. The idea for the creation of this flag originated in 1971 to remind us of the vast numbers of military personnel who had not been accounted for in Southeast Asia. Over the years since then this flag has gained official status and flies in all Federal Cemeteries as well as Official buildings and year-round at war Memorials.

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    Procession Of Flag And Ashes

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    A sad and proud moment.

    Many times I have visited this cemetery and the only time I've actually seen a funeral service is when we buried my dad.

    However the gates remained open for other visitors and as long as you behaved in a respectful manner, there would be no problem for you to continue on with your visit.

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    I have now seen several funerals while visiting and it is always a poignant moment.

    The ceremonial procession honors the deceased and the family.

    Here, you see the flag being presented to the wife, or nearest family member and the ashes are buried in a pre-selected location.

    The saddest sound is a forlorn bugle playing, "TAPS."

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