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July 4th “Salute to America” Will Feature Tanks, Fighter Jets, and Fireworks

July 4th “Salute to America” Will Feature Tanks, Fighter Jets, and Fireworks

The celebration of our nation and its military will trump the petty complaints.

President Donald Trump is certainly shaking things up in Washington, DC, on all levels, including its annual Independence Day celebration.

Before Trump, the festivities consisted mainly of music and fireworks. After Trump, the “Salute to America” will include tanks, fighter jets..and an extravaganza of fireworks.

“Big 4th of July in D.C. ‘Salute to America.’ The Pentagon & our great Military Leaders are thrilled to be doing this & showing to the American people, among other things, the strongest and most advanced Military anywhere in the World. Incredible Flyovers & biggest ever Fireworks!” the president tweeted Tuesday morning.

Mr. Trump confirmed to reporters Monday there will be tanks “stationed outside,” too.

“You’ve got to be pretty careful with the tanks because the roads have a tendency not to like to carry heavy tanks,” he told reporters Monday.

The event will also feature marching bands, fife and drum corps, floats, military units, giant balloons, and equestrian drill teams. The Blue Angels will be doing the flyover, and the fireworks (donated by Phantom Fireworks” and “Fireworks by Grucci”) will be one of the most spectacular sets the nation’s capital has seen.

This is going to be a fantastic Fourth of July with increased access across the National Mall for the public to enjoy music, flyovers, a spectacular fireworks display, and an address by our Commander-in-Chief,” said Interior Secretary David Bernhardt in a statement.

“We received an extraordinary donation for a phenomenal fireworks display, and our colleagues from the Department of Defense will be providing a one-of-a-kind music and air power experience including a flight demonstration from the Blue Angels.”

Other offerings include musical performances by the Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps, the U.S. Army Band, the Armed Forces Chorus and the United States Marine Corps Silent Drill Team.

The agency announced the extended fireworks display will partially be offset by donations valued at $750,000.

Personally, I am thrilled that Trump has ignored critics and is celebrating both the nation and its military this Independence Day. Legal Insurrection readers may recall my son is in the Navy Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps, and I was impressed by the military review the cadets did at the end of a summer leadership program. It was a very moving event, and seeing so many dedicated and disciplined young people celebrating their country was inspiring.

One of the reasons my son is interested in pursuing military service is the exposure of the US Air Force planes at the local airshows, as well as interacting with the personnel who operate them. Having children see the equipment and meet members of the military can be such a critical influence.

Americans outside of the Swamp are thrilled at the expanded celebration.

However, Trump can do nothing without agitating the anti-Trump, #Resistance members of the political class, the media, and progressive activists.

To start with, Baby Trump will be there.

Democrats in Congress have finally found something too expensive.

“There’s going to be a big price tag for this and the taxpayers will have to pick up the tab,” said Sen. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, which directs spending for such events.

…Van Hollen and other Democratic appropriators on Capitol Hill have raised questions and concerns for months that spending for the day could go haywire.

Then, of course, there are those who are suffering from extreme cases of Trump Derangement Syndrome and won’t embrace the “Salute to America” and its military that the event is intended to be.

For those of you, like me, who won’t be in Washington, DC, for the Fourth, you can still enjoy the festivities. Fox News is planning to cover “Salute to America” during a two-hour edition of “Special Report,” which airs from 6 to 8 p.m. And C-SPAN is planning to carry the event live, beginning at 6:15 p.m.


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I hope this is a NEW tradition that continues years into the future.

A welcome departure from the multi-million dollar, multi-trimester witch hunts and warlock trials.

The Marines came to Charlotte last year and brought all their hardware including tanks, helicopters and even an Osprey.

Very cool.

“You know this will be a hot mess. 1st it’s not a “Salute to America” but a salute to Trump. 2nd he’s been trippin since he attended Bastille Day in Paris, so buckle up cause we’re about to get the Putinization of America’s Birthday with a little Un on top!”

WOW……I had NO IDEA that Putin was running Paris, these days!

    JusticeDelivered in reply to dmo. | July 3, 2019 at 12:28 pm

    If Putin is running Paris he most certainly is capable of fixing their Muslim problems.

    2smartforlibs in reply to dmo. | July 3, 2019 at 12:57 pm

    you must be young. Try looking up inaugurations from before your birth. Military hardware was on display and common. SO stop with the intense hate.

      healthguyfsu in reply to 2smartforlibs. | July 3, 2019 at 1:48 pm

      It was a quote from the anti-American tweet above. The poster’s response is below said quote.

      txvet2 in reply to 2smartforlibs. | July 3, 2019 at 11:24 pm

      “”SO stop with the intense hate.””

      I keep trying not to answer you as you deserve, but somebody has to. Disagreement isn’t “hate”. It’s constitutionally guaranteed free speech. Stop sounding like a leftist snowflake.

MSNBC is in a dither because America has never had a military parade before and it is just like Trump is a dictator blah, blah, blah…..
Here are many pictures of previous parades:
Note 1953 Pennsylvania Ave. Looks like about 100 tanks.

JusticeDelivered | July 3, 2019 at 12:29 pm

Thank you Trump, my grandchildren will be suitably impressed.

Halcyon Daze | July 3, 2019 at 12:32 pm

The best fireworks are coming from the left.

    JusticeDelivered in reply to Halcyon Daze. | July 4, 2019 at 7:47 pm

    Left losers remind me of when I made a feather touch explosive and spread little bits of the paste in the hallway. When the bell rang, and people were walking down the hallway, people were stepping on it, making popping sounds. It caused quite a stir. Every time Trump pushes their buttons, they pop, crackle and whine.

WOO HOO! I wish I could be there!

2smartforlibs | July 3, 2019 at 12:55 pm

I wasn’t that many years ago military hardware was on display;ay at inaugurations. Eisenhower and JFK for example. The D.C. propaganda machine is telling the knuckle dragger not to freak out.

Hope some talented meme-maker features a tank shooting down the baby Trump blimp.

American Human | July 3, 2019 at 1:21 pm

So, I’m thinking that since we’re celebrating the 4th of July and feeling mega-patriotic now, the democrats and the antifa and deep-state etc. will now hate the 4th of July and make sure they don’t feel any patriotism towards our great country. They’ll soon start announcing it.
Since Donald Trump loves America, we must hate America.

    txvet2 in reply to American Human. | July 3, 2019 at 4:29 pm

    Where have you been – on a desert island? They’ve not only been announcing it, they’ve been shouting it from the rooftops.

nerkbuckeye | July 3, 2019 at 1:24 pm

Imagine that!! Democrats concerned about the cost of something!!

I helped pay for that machinery. I want to see it.

nerkbuckeye | July 3, 2019 at 1:26 pm

What the Dems don’t like is that this will stir patriotism and they can’t stand for that!

The left is upset about the money, because it is not going to illegal aliens’ welfare checks.

Not that anyone is surprised to learn that the embittered Dhimmi-crats/Leftists despise our military servicemembers with the same level of spite that they resent our law enforcement officers. And, of course, ultimately, they despise this country and any celebration of it, deriding it while enjoying the fruits and freedoms of Liberty, as spoiled-brat, self-entitled ingrates.

Trump’s mastered the art of pushing the Dems’ buttons.

They wet themselves and look ridiculous – over and over and over and over . . .

God Bless America!
And if you don’t love her, leave . . .

DouglasJBender | July 3, 2019 at 5:17 pm

It would be an amazing and wonderful coincidence if one of the Blue Angels, during its flyover, “accidentally” grazed / plowed through that “Baby Trump” balloon.

Incredible Flyovers & biggest ever Fireworks!

I want to see a napalm strike. C’mon, it’s the Fourth!

How many millions did those two obama dirtbags spend on THEMSELVES? Between barry’s parties and moooochelle’s vacations….

It is estimated the two dirtbags spent 1.3 BILLION on their lifestyle while infesting the white house..

Van Hollen and other Democratic appropriators on Capitol Hill have raised questions and concerns for months that spending for the day could go haywire.

Is DJT actually getting some D’rats to acknowledge the virtues of a budget?

Damn, there’s nothing that guy can’t do.