Why do we salute in the military?

Answer Saluting is a very old tradition in the military. We salute because it is mandatory. Hand salutes are rendered both as a form of greeting and as a sign of respect for superior officers and the U.S.... Read More »

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When does the military use a seven-gun salute?

The military uses three volleys from seven guns for funerals of armed service veterans. English naval customs require three volleys from seven guns to salute heads of state. The military does not h... Read More »

Why do military personnel salute one another?

Military personnel salute each other to show respect. It is also a formal military courtesy. Usually enlisted men/women salute officers first. The officers will then either return the salute or put... Read More »

How Can I Get a Military Salute for a Funeral?

If you have a loved one who served in the U.S. military, he may be eligible for a military salute at his funeral. All veterans whose family can prove their service through Form DD 214, the report o... Read More »

What salute is considered the highest honor at a military funeral?