U.S. Coast Guard to give 21-cannon salute in Alameda as final tribute for George H.W. Bush
ALAMEDA — The final sendoff for former President George H.W. Bush will include a tribute that won’t go unnoticed here.
The U.S. Coast Guard will conduct a 21-cannon salute that will last 21 minutes, beginning at noon Thursday.
The Coast Guard advised that sounds generated from the salute may be heard all over the island.
The salute will come hours after a final funeral service for the nation’s 41st president in his hometown of Houston.
After that service, a special funeral train began carrying Bush’s casket began its journey to College Station, Texas. Bush will be buried at a private service in the family plot on the grounds of his presidential library at Texas A&M University.
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Source:: The Mercury News – Politics