21-gun salute

Soldiers salute the former president during a noon ceremony at Fort McCoy.

Soldiers with the 426th Regional Training Institute (Wisconsin Military Academy) rendered honors to former President George Herbert Walker Bush Dec. 6 with a 21-gun artillery salute at the Parade Field at Fort McCoy.

Fort McCoy was among Army installations around the world to conduct a 21-gun salute at noon local time.

In accordance with Army regulations, guns were fired at one-minute intervals.

Bush, the 41st president of the United States, died Nov. 30 at his home in Houston, Texas. In accordance with a presidential executive order published Dec. 1, all executive departments and agencies of the federal government were closed Dec. 5. The flag of the United States was lowered to half-staff Dec. 1, and will remain half-staff until sunset Dec. 30.

The former president was buried on the grounds of the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum in College Station, Texas.

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