Monday, November 11, 2019

UVA Cancels Veterans Day 21-Gun Salute, Citing ‘Gun Violence’ : Officials say loud noises could disrupt classes

Via Dixie Digest

Officials at the University of Virginia are facing backlash after announcing a cancellation of the 21-gun salute during Veterans Day ceremonies.

The long-running tradition of honoring veterans with the salute as part of a 24-hour vigil will not take place this year.

University President Jim Ryan issued a statement explaining the decision amid growing outrage from veterans and members of the UVA community.

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  1. Fort Logan National Cemetery canceled Memorial Day activities snowed. didn't want anyone to risk getting in a traffic accident. Lame. Snowflakes win again.