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Memorial Day Gun Salute

Fort Vancouver has a gun and cannon salute to Memorial Day, using vintage rifles, pistols, and a cannon.  I took some pictures to show some of the people we work with, and of the firing itself.  High speed photos showed some interesting things not usually visible.

Picture taken just as Luda pulls the trigger

You can just see the smoke from the flash pan

Firing, just after the bullet leaves the rifle

Mike firing his revolver. Note the smoke blowing back as well as forward.

Jeff gives a pull on the firing cord....

Cannon firing. Note the primer material blowing upwards from the firing hole.

Aaron, our fearless leader

Cassie, during her presentation

Jeff and Luda, at ease