UVA Cancelled the Traditional Veterans Day 21-Gun Salute...And Grads Like Brit Hume Aren't Happy

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Posted: Nov 12, 2019 4:00 PM
UVA Cancelled the Traditional Veterans Day 21-Gun Salute...And Grads Like Brit Hume Aren't Happy

Source: AP Photo/Steve Helber

It's a University of Virginia Veterans Day tradition to include an inspiring 21-gun salute at the end of the ceremony. But not this year. This year, according to administrators, it was too problematic. UVA President Jim Ryan tried to explain that, due to class disruptions and "concerns related to firing weapons on the Grounds in light of gun violence," the Provost's office and the colonel of UVA's ROTC program decided to "eliminate" this year's salute.

Concerned Women for America President Penny Nance is one of several leaders outraged at the institution's decision to succumb to the most "radical" elements at the university.

Veteran Jay Levine, who went through UVA's ROTC program, said the school's decision was a slap in the face to veterans who fought for our freedom.

"I am very disillusioned, very upset, and very surprised that they would make such a decision," Levine told NBC29.

But the fiercest backlash was from UVA grad and Fox News Senior Political Analyst Brit Hume, who shared his feelings Monday night about the "pantywaists" at his alma mater.

He was in good company with alumni who wondered what the heck happened to their school.