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More Cannon Fire Planned Tomorrow Morning

by ARLnow.com May 9, 2011 at 4:32 pm 2,267 11 Comments

There will be another round of cannon fire at Arlington National Cemetery tomorrow morning.

The Army’s Presidential Salute Battery will be conducting more firing drills from 7:00 to 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, according to a spokeswoman.

“This elite element of The Old Guard has the duty of firing final salutes during memorial ceremonies for service members and veterans laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery,” the military said in a statement. “The Presidential Salute Battery maintains the highest level of ceremonial proficiency through recurrent training and will continue to perform to the utmost standards and traditions of the United States Army and our nation.”

Although the year’s first firing drill woke up residents in parts of South Arlington, lately the cannon fire has been heard mostly in the District, prompting numerous complaints from D.C. residents.

  • KalashniKEV

    Add 200, FFE!

  • jar

    and by 7am I’m they actually mean 6:30.

  • A

    Losing a little sleep is a small sacrifice compared to the sacrifice paid by the soldiers who gave their lives. Least we can do is deal with a little cannon fire so they’re prepared for funerals.

  • G Clifford Prout

    Let the DC residents be on guard. Any more of their antics and we’ll load the cannon with live shells and come over the bridge.

  • charlie

    well that was fun.
    So what exactly do we use cannons for these days?

    • Josh S

      Um, funerals?

      • charlie

        ok. obvious but didn’t think of that. duh.

  • Ray

    I heard it this morning in North Arlington. No big deal.

    • NomNom

      I didnt hear anything off of the Pike.

    • Arlington, Northside

      What time? Did they do the 0700 start, or did they jump the gun? 😀

      • brendan

        badoom-boom boom.

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