You have got to be shitting me. In an earlier article we discussed fear mongering and its effects. Well here it is. A University has removed the 21 gun salute over the fear that it will cause panic.
FoxNews Reports that the University of Virginia has canceled the 21-gun salute for its Veterans Day ceremony over concerns that firing weapons on campus could cause “panic” among students.
The salute previously came at the end of the school’s 24-hour vigil and Veterans Day ceremony, a tradition for a decade, although it’s commonly seen in the U.S. as an honor for visiting dignitaries.
The decision to end the tribute was made by the school provost’s office and the colonel of the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC).
“One is that it would be disruptive to classes and two unfortunately with gun violence in the U.S., there was some concern that we would cause a panic if someone heard gunshots on grounds,” UVA President Jim Ryan wrote on his Facebook page announcing the change last week.
As a result the University of Virginia is now coming under fire over the decision to change a part of its annual Veterans Day ceremony according to NBC29
Veterans like Jay Levine are upset with the decision. Levine went through the ROTC program at UVA and says the 21-gun salute is the ultimate salute to those who have served and passed away.