There are many types of salutes. Salutes are used to show respect, greetings and confidence. Different items are used in salutes. 21-gun salutes are performed to honor fallen military members where cannons or rifles are typically used to show that honor. And, most people don’t realize that the 21-gun salute’s tradition lays with the Navy. To show no hostile intentions all guns were fired out to sea. Perhaps symbolically we should do that with other arsenals.
So, I salute you, I honor you and above all thanks for all you do.