WASHINGTON, D.C. – A detail from the Navy Ceremonial Guard performed
a gun salute in honor of former President George H.W. Bush along the waterfront at the Washington Navy Yard.
Aviation Technician Airman Cameron Childs of Inver Grove Heights was among those selected to be a part of honoring the nation’s 41st president.
The first round was fired immediately following Morning Colors at 0800 (8 a.m. EST), echoing along the shores of the Anacostia River. Following that, a round was fired every 30 minutes until Evening Colors at 1646 (4:46 p.m. EST).
The gun salute was one of the first military honors visible to the public in Washington D.C. for former President Bush, a decorated Navy pilot during World War II, who passed away Nov. 30 at his Houston home at the age of 94.
Established in 1931, the United States Navy Ceremonial Guard is the official ceremonial unit of the Navy. Located at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Washington, DC, the Navy Ceremonial Guard’s primary mission is to represent the service in presidential, joint armed forces, Navy, and public ceremonies in and around the nation’s capital.