Trump has officially announced his plans for Independence Day – and they’re huge!
Trump’s patriotic 4th of July party will take place at the National Mall and is set to include music, military demonstrations, flyovers of military planes to honor our great nation’s soldiers, and of course- fireworks.
Take a look at news of the big party that will take place in Washington next month to celebrate our country’s independence:
NBC Washington has more details:
The Trump administration has released long-awaited details on "Salute to America," months after promising an expanded celebration in Washington, D.C., featuring the president himself.
President Donald Trump will host an hour-long event at the Lincoln Memorial, but many of D.C.'s longstanding Independence Day traditions are set to remain the same.
In past years, presidents have often bowed out of July Fourth festivities in the nation's capital, but it appears Trump plans to take center stage at one new event.
"Salute to America," which Trump will lead in honoring the U.S. military, is scheduled 6:30-7:30 p.m. on July 4, according to a release from the Department of the Interior. There will be music, military demonstrations and flyovers, organizers say.
“There is no more appropriate place to celebrate the anniversary of American independence than among the Nation’s monuments on the National Mall and the memorials to the service men and women who have defended the United States for the past 243 years,” said U.S. Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt.
Keeping with tradition are the National Independence Day Parade, A Capitol Fourth concert on the West Lawn of the Capitol building and a fireworks display. These events remain largely unchanged from years past.
The Independence Day celebrations start 11:45 a.m. with the parade. Bands, military units, fife and drum corps and more groups will march down the familiar parade route on Constitution Avenue between 7th-17th Streets NW.
The event featuring Trump, "Salute to America," opens its gates at 3:30 p.m. It's unclear what kind of security will be present.
"A Capitol Fourth Concert" is set to begin at 8 p.m. with "an all-star salute of the best in American entertainment." John Stamos is set to host performances by Carole King, Sesame Street, Lindsey Stirling and Vanessa Williams.
A fireworks display is set to cap things off around sunset. Organizers promise a great view from much of D.C. and Northern Virginia.
Military Times also said this about the president's 4th of July event:
Military demonstrations and flyovers are set to accompany President Trump’s Fourth of July celebration, months after the president’s planned military parade in Washington was postponed.
The military will be in the spotlight for at least two of the events on July 4th.
The Fourth of July parade in Washington will include a fife and drum corps, military units and drill teams as well as floats and “giant balloons,” according to Interior Secretary David Bernhardt, who released details of the celebration on Wednesday.
A separate “Salute to America” celebration, planned for later in the day, will honor each of the branches of the military and include military demonstrations and flyovers, performances from the Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps, the U.S. Army Band and the Armed Forces Chorus, among others.
Additionally, the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool, the World War II Memorial and Constitution Gardens will be open to the public to view fireworks.
“There is no more appropriate place to celebrate the anniversary of American independence than among the Nation’s monuments on the National Mall and the memorials to the service men and women who have defended the United States for the past 243 years,” Bernhardt said in the statement Wednesday.
“For the first time in many years, the World War II Memorial and areas around the Reflecting Pool will be open for the public to enjoy a stunning fireworks display and an address by our commander in chief,” he said. “We are excited to open these new areas so that more visitors may experience this year’s Independence Day celebration in our nation’s capital.”
Additionally, WTOP had the following to say:
The details and schedule of President Donald Trump’s Fourth of July event on the National Mall, “Salute to America,” were released Wednesday — just a day after he officially kicked off his 2020 reelection campaign.
The 6:30 p.m. July 4 event is set to include music, military demonstrations and flyovers. The Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps, the U.S. Army Band (“Pershing’s Own”), the Armed Forces Chorus, the United States Marine Corps Silent Drill Team and others will be there.
Interior Secretary David Bernhardt announced that Trump will use his remarks to honor the five branches of the U.S. military.
“There is no more appropriate place to celebrate the anniversary of American independence than among the Nation’s monuments on the National Mall and the memorials to the service men and women who have defended the United States for the past 243 years,” Bernhardt said in a news release.
Put on your red, white, and blue and get ready!
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