Skip to comments.University of Virginia Cancels 21-Gun Salute to Appease Snowflake Students
Posted on 11/11/2019 8:55:50 AM PST by rktman
The University of Virginia canceled the 21-gun salute portion of its annual Veterans Day ceremony citing gun violence.
James Ryan, the universitys president, posted a statement on Facebook explaining that there were concerns about firing weapons on school property in light of recent school shootings.
He said there were two specific reasons.
"First, to minimize disruptions to classes, given that this event is located at the juncture of four primary academic buildings and is held at a time that classes are in session; and second, recognizing concerns related to firing weapons on the Grounds in light of gun violence that has happened across our nation, especially on school and university campuses," the president wrote.
As you might imagine the outrage among veterans and military supporters has been severe.
"I am very disillusioned, very upset, and very surprised that they would make such a decision," veteran Jay Levine told television station WHSV.
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Virginia is a lost cause now. It will have to be re-conquered after the war.
Did’t Virginia just go full Hugo Chavez in the election?
Remember those losers sitting by themselves in the dorm?
They’re now running the campus and the world apparently.
Is there nothing Leftists dont ruin?
Every snowflake demand is always met. Every last one of them. There is never any pushback. Thats really amazing. And very sad.
As blue as Nevada.
what an Ah*le to cancel the salute to our veterans!
D*mn! He doesn’t belong on the public payroll!
Snowflakes will next want to stop the laying of a wreath at the Tomb of The Unknowns at Arlington...They will say cutting flowers damages the ecological system...
Well, there's abortion, and the homosexual agenda, and - oh, that was a rhetorical question. Sorry.
In some instances it’s starting to feel like late 60’s early 70’s when it comes to Veterans. Luckily very few instances and places. Mrs. rktman isn’t feeling well so looks like we won’t be making the Veterans parade in downtown Reno today. It is an awesome tribute with hundreds of high school kids in their various ROTCs taking part. Never been disappointed in the parade since we moved here 8 years ago. Salute to Veterans!
Does anyone care if we vets care about our past ans our rituals?
Oh please. I worked at a large university. Every Veteran's Day, they fired the cannon at noon. Every year, the week before, all staff, faculty, and students received an email reminding them that they were going to fire the cannon. No issues with disrupting anything.
There are a couple veterans who line a freeway overpass with flags and stand at attention saluting all day every Veterans Day. I pass them on my way to work. Always chokes me up.
Yes. They carry out Satan's plans flawlessly.
Reno sounds great! enjoy!
(we were thinking of moving there, or rather to Carson City just down the road...still might..)
The news is beyond parody nowadays.
Well, Carson City is less liberal than Reno. Thought we’d be safe here but the libs in Vegas and now Reno have pretty much turned the state blue with very little chance of turning it around. We’re past the point of packing it in and high tailing it anymore. We just fight the good fight as much as we can. Salute to Veterans!
Here’s hoping Tony Bennett, the UVA B-ball mens coach is sickened by this. He’s a decent man so I would imagine he is
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