This Fourth of July you could hear loud booms from more than just fireworks, but there’s no need to be alarmed.
In celebration of Independence Day, the Navy will lead a 21 Gun Salute this Saturday at noon at the north side of Naval Air Station North Island.
Anyone celebrating on Coronado Island, near the San Diego Bay and Downtown should be prepared to hear the gun shots. The ceremony will fire the 21 gunshots at five second intervals, so don’t be surprised by the string of loud noises.
The ceremony also known as the “National Salute,” is used to mark important occasions, such as in honoring U.S. Presidents and Heads of State.
The Navy emphasizes they are committed to being good neighbors to San Diegans and makes an effort to keep noise levels as low as possible, but if you wish to file a noise complaint, you can visit: http://www.cnic.navy.mil/regions/cnrsw/installations/navbase_coronado/om/NoiseComplaintForm.html