By Associated Press | PUBLISHED: July 4, 2019 at 2:43 pm | UPDATED: July 4, 2019 at 9:20 pm A fireworks display follows the “Salute to America” ceremony in front of the Lincoln Memorial, on July 4, 2019 in Washington, DC. The presentation featured armored vehicles on display, a flyover by Air Force One, and several flyovers by other military aircraft. (Photo by Sarah Silbiger/Getty Images) The Washington Monument is visible as the US Navy Blue Angels flyover at the conclusion of President Donald Trump’s Independence Day celebration in front of the Lincoln Memorial, Thursday, July 4, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsPeople watch the fireworks display on the National Mall during Fourth of July festivities on July 4, 2019 in Washington, DC. President Trump is holding a “Salute to America” celebration on the National Mall on Independence Day this year with musical performances, a military flyover, and … [Read more...] about Trump asks Americans to ‘stay true to our cause’ at July 4 event
Why celebrate 4th of july
Darlene Superville and Kevin Freking, Associated Press Updated 2:21 pm PDT, Wednesday, July 3, 2019 Code Pink outlines 'Baby Trump' protest plans The anti-war group, Code Pink, spelled out its July 4th protest plans for the National Mall, including its plans to fly a "Baby Trump" balloon to protest President Donald Trump. (July 3) Now Playing: Code Pink outlines 'Baby Trump' protest plansAD: The anti-war group, Code Pink, spelled out its July 4th protest plans for the National Mall, including its plans to fly a "Baby Trump" balloon to protest President Donald Trump. (July 3) Media: Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — A reality TV host at heart, President Donald Trump is promising the "show of a lifetime" for the hundreds of thousands of revelers who flock to the National Mall every year on the Fourth of July. The tanks are in place for the display of military muscle and protesters are ready to make their voices heard. It's been nearly seven decades since … [Read more...] about Trump vows July 4 ‘show of a lifetime’ as protests gather
President Donald Trump is marshalling tanks, bombers and other machinery of war for a Fourth of July celebration that traditionally is light on military might, while critics accused him of using America’s military as a political prop. "Our July 4th Salute to America at the Lincoln Memorial is looking to be really big. It will be the show of a lifetime!" Trump tweeted Wednesday morning. Under White House direction, the Pentagon was scrambling to arrange for an Air Force B-2 stealth bomber and other warplanes to conduct flyovers of the celebration on the National Mall. There will be Navy F-35 and F-18 fighter jets, the Navy Blue Angels aerial acrobatics team, Army and Coast Guard helicopters and Marine V-22 Ospreys. Two Bradley fighting vehicles were in place Wednesday near the Lincoln Memorial, where Trump will deliver a speech on for the Independence Day celebration. A small number of 60-ton Army Abrams battle tanks were sent to Washington by rail to be positioned on or near the … [Read more...] about Trump: July 4 Celebration to Be ‘Show of a Lifetime’
OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 29: Ranold Hill, of Oakland, reacts to the MPeach inflatable balloon displayed during an inflation test by @trumpchickensf group at Lake Merritt's Amphitheater in Oakland, Calif., on Saturday, June 29, 2019. @trumpchickensf members will be sailing the 20 feet tall by 21 feet width balloon in the San Francisco Bay Area on the Fourth of July around the same time when President Donald Trump delivers his speech on the Lincoln Memorial footsteps in Washington, D.C. (Ray Chavez/Bay Area News Group) OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 29: Members of @trumpchickensf group make an inflation test of an #MPeach inflatable balloon at Lake Merritt's Amphitheater in Oakland, Calif., on Saturday, June 29, 2019. @trumpchickensf members will be sailing the 20 feet tall by 21 feet width balloon in the San Francisco Bay Area, on the Fourth of July around the same time when President Donald Trump delivers his speech at the Lincoln Memorial footsteps in Washington, D.C. (Ray … [Read more...] about Impeach balloon set to sail during Trump’s Fourth of July speech
World January 26 is Australia Day, a national holiday honoring the arrival of the British fleet into New South Wales in 1788 and the start of British sovereignty over Australia (or at least the eastern seaboard). To American eyes, Australia Day looks like a combination of July 4th and Thanksgiving, a time to reflect on the national character, remember Australian history and celebrate with family and friends. Festivals are held, community awards are given out—including Australian of the Year—new Australians are sworn in and the prime minister gives an address. The Australia Day parade in Melbourne attracts thousands of spectators. Darrian Traynor/Getty Images The first time January 26, 1788, was celebrated as the birthday of New South Wales was in 1818, more than 80 years before Australia declared its independence from the United Kingdom. It wasn't until 1935 that all Australian states and territories adopted "Australia Day" to mark … [Read more...] about Australia Day: Why Do Some Australians Want to Abolish It?