HomeNews WireLiberal Snowflakes Ruin Another American Tradition Because It's "Too Scary" Editor January 21, 2020 Americans are familiar with the 21-gun salute. It's been a long practice in the United States as a sign of honor. According to Arlington, today, the U.S. military fires a 21-gun salute in honor of a national flag, the sovereign or chief of state of a foreign nation, a member of a reigning royal family, and the president, ex-presidents and president-elect of the United States. Until now, the traditional 21-gun salute was practiced at the University of Virginia. Now it has been canceled and many people are upset about the decision. Jim Ryan, UVA President, said that the reason they're getting rid of the salute is because it's "too scary" and could disrupt classes. Who cares if it disrupts classes? A funeral procession disrupts my commute, but we still pull over to honor the dead. Ryan also gave more reasoning for the cancelation, “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.” The University has made it known that they're not willing to change their mind on this decision. Their minds are made up. They "hear and respect the concerns raised by members of the community,” but they just don't care. Law Enforcement Today reports: Jay Levine is a veteran who spoke to local media outlets and who is ripping mad about the decision. The veteran went through the ROTC program at UVA. He said the 21-gun salute is the ultimate salute to those who have served and made the ultimate sacrifice. He tells media outlets he’s planning on writing to UVA about his concerns, and hopes other veterans will take action as well. Lavine had this to say, “I am very disillusioned, very upset, and very surprised that they would make such a decision. Freedom isn’t free. There’s a cost and that cost is born by the veterans and the families of those veterans.” This is definitely a slap in the face to the Americans who have made America what it is today.