The "Shining City on the Hill" will shine today with patriot sentiment and style!
President Donald J. Trump has arranged a spectacular array of events for Americans to celebrate our independence.
The president tweeted:
People are coming from far and wide to join us today and tonight for what is turning out to be one of the biggest celebrations in the history of our Country, SALUTE TO AMERICA, an all day event at the Lincoln Memorial, culminating with large scale flyovers of the most modern and advanced aircraft anywhere in the World. Perhaps even Air Force One will do a low & loud sprint over the crowd ...
The Schedule of Events include:
National Independence Day Parade – Constitution Avenue NW from 7th Street to 17th Street NW
11:45 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Marching bands, fife and drum corps, floats, military units, giant balloons, equestrian, drill teams and more celebrate Independence Day in this patriotic, flag-waving, red, white and blue celebration of America's birthday! Visit the National Independence Day Parade for more information.
Salute to America – Lincoln Memorial
6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
President Donald J. Trump honors America’s armed forces with music, military demonstrations, flyovers and much more. Participants include 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 many others. Gates open at 3 p.m.
A Capitol Fourth Concert – West Lawn the U.S. Capitol 8 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Co-sponsored by the National Park Service and the National Symphony Orchestra, join host John Stamos for an all-star salute to America's 243rd birthday with performances by Grammy Award-winning music legend Carole King, multi-platinum recording artist Vanessa Williams, Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Colbie Caillat, the National Symphony Orchestra, a special appearance by the Sesame Street Muppets, and much more! Gates open at 3 p.m. Visit A Capitol Fourth for more information.
9:07 p.m. – 9:42 p.m. Independence Day celebrations culminate with a spectacular fireworks display over the National Mall. The fireworks will be launched from West Potomac Park and behind the Lincoln Memorial. They will be visible from locations throughout D.C. and Northern Virginia.
Actor Jon Voight and many Gold Star Mothers will attend and represent their efforts to push back against socialism which endangers our independence.
To ponder a list of inspirational quotes from our Founding Fathers, see Breitbart.
HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY!