These sentiments resonate strongly with members of the Australian Army who, each day, are proud to wear the Army uniform and serve our nation at home and abroad.
To commemorate the federation of our nation this year, members of the Australian Army will attend ceremonies in each of the capital cities, where they will fire a traditional 21 Gun Salute.
The tradition of the gun salute originated in the early 14th Century, firstly, as ceremonial method of creating noise to honour a guest and, secondly, for the practical purpose of confirming the guns were empty. Salutes were considered a gesture of friendship and trust, and are always fired with an odd number of rounds as this was considered lucky.
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