President Donald Trump is gearing up for the July Fourth event this week after a long-awaited appearance of tanks in Washington D.C.
He promised on Wednesday that the July Fourth event will be the “show of a lifetime” and said the costs will “be very little compared to what it is worth.
“The cost of our great Salute to America tomorrow will be very little compared to what it is worth. We own the planes, we have the pilots, the airport is right next door (Andrews), all we need is the fuel. We own the tanks and all. Fireworks are donated by two of the greats. Nice!,” he wrote on Twitter.
President Trump wants a heavy military presence on Thursday to display America’s strength.
According to Daily Mail, Joint Chiefs Chairman General Joseph Dunford, acting Defense Secretary Mark Esper and other senior military leaders are expected to attend.
And several ceremonial military units such as the Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps, the US Army Band and the US Marine Corps Silent Drill Team will be on hand.
Also taking part in the show will be an F-35 jet from the Navy, aircraft from Marine Helicopter Squadron One, a B-2 stealth bomber, and F-22 Raptor fighter jets.
Additionally about 900 members of Washington D.C.’s National Guard have been called up to help with crowd control and security, which is nearly triple the number usually needed for the holiday festivities.
What are your thoughts on this? Please share and comment.