Fort Knox honors former President George H.W. Bush

Fort Knox honors former President George H.W. Bush
Fort Knox honored the life of former president George H.W. Bush by firing off cannons every 30 minutes on Monday. (Source: WAVE 3 News)

FORT KNOX, KY (WAVE) - Fort Knox paid tribute to the life of the 41st President of the United States, George H.W. Bush, on Monday, with cannon fire every 30 minutes.

Per Army regulations, the cannon fire started at reveille (6:30 a.m.) and ended at retreat (5 p.m.) Monday.

“When we lose a president, we fire an honorary gun salute," Major General John Evans, of Fort Knox said. “It usually is done on the day of the president’s death, but in this case, because it was a weekend, we move to the next duty day.”

In addition to Monday’s cannon firing, on Thursday, Fort Knox will fire a 50 gun salute, firing one round every five seconds, followed by the lowering of the United States flag.

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