Sunday, March 4, 2012

Presidential Salute Battery

Recently, my wife Tracey Attlee and I spent a morning walking through Arlington National Cemetery.  While we photograph Full Military Honors funerals at Arlington several times a month, we like to visit the cemetery on occasion to look for unique views to photograph.  This time we photographed the US Army's Presidential Salute Battery firing for a Army Brigadier General's funeral.  Please click on images to enlarge.

The battery. 

 Detail of the blanks.


 Soldier securing one of the 75mm cannons.

Soldiers securing one of the 75mm cannons.

Moving out.

History of the Presidential Salute Battery.

Todd A. Smith is a No. VA, VA, DC, DE, MD, NJ, NY architectural photographer based out of  Alexandria, VA. Please visit to see examples of his architectural photography.