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This cannon will be fired by members of the Old Guard Presidential Salute Battery on the Fourth of July during celebrations at the U.S. Capitol and on the National Mall. (Drew Angerer/The Washington Times)
Photo by: Drew Angerer
This cannon will be fired by members of the Old Guard Presidential Salute Battery on the Fourth of July during celebrations at the U.S. Capitol and on the National Mall. (Drew Angerer/The Washington Times)

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