Ft. Knox honors President Bush with cannon firing
FORT KNOX, Ky.- The nation is still grieving the loss of the 41st president of the United States, George H.W. Bush.
Fort Knox paid tribute yesterday by firing a cannon every 30 minutes.
Per Army regulations, the cannon fire started at 6:30 a.m and ended at 5 p.m.
According to Major General John Evans, this is standard when a president is lost, and since Bush passed on the weekend, the firing took place on the next duty day.
In addition to Monday’s cannon firing, on Thursday Fort Knox will fire a 50 gun salute.
Each round will be fired every five seconds, followed by the lowering of the United States flag.