‘Salute to America’ Fourth of July celebration to feature tanks and planes

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‘Salute to America’ Fourth of July celebration to feature tanks and planes
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‘Salute to America’ Fourth of July celebration to feature tanks and planes
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Today’s “Salute to America” Fourth of July celebration in Washington DC is set to feature various military equipment. Tanks and armored vehicles were positioned via trailers on Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning, when the roads were least congested. President Trump is facing criticism from the left and the right for his decision to include military hardware in the Fourth of July celebration.

The event was announced June 19, but details concerning military equipment did not surface until earlier this week. The festivities will take place in the National Mall, home to more than a dozen memorials commemorating the country’s history. The celebration will feature a speech from President Trump and a fireworks display.

The president’s critics have expressed outrage at the concept of President Trump displaying military equipment during the event. The Democratic candidates for president have been especially critical of decision. They say President Trump’s desire to flaunt weapons of war is comparable to that of a dictator.

Judging by reactions on social media, the president’s supporters seem to be embracing the Fourth of July celebration in DC. Proponents of the event have compared the celebration to France’s Bastille Day, in contrast to the villainous comparisons drawn by critics. Bastille Day, celebrating the Storming of the Bastille in 1789, is the oldest and largest annual military parade in Europe.

If President Trump’s numerous tweets are any indication, he is certainly looking forward to today’s Fourth of July festivities.

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