Violent wave of shootings across the US on July 4th weekend

New York 07/05/20, 21:18

In a horror weekend of violence across the United States, at least 76 people were shot, with 14 deaths, including a young girl. In Chicago, a city known for its bloody gun violence, more than 67 people were shot over the Fourth of July weekend, and at least 13 were killed, ...

Salute to America event cost over 5 million: report

U.S. 07/11/19, 04:50

The Salute to America event on July 4, which paid tribute to the armed forces, cost the federal government and Washington over $5 million, according to ABC News.  This included $2.45 million from The Interior Department and National Park Service on logistics for the event including staffing, medical services, barricades. The city ...

President Trump: The ‘Salute to America’ will happen again next year

U.S. 07/09/19, 07:45

President Donald Trump on Monday, July 8, said that the administration is planning a repeat of the Salute to America Fourth of July festivities. Trump said it was “a wonderful day for all Americans” and that, “based on its tremendous successes,” his administration has “made the decision to do it again ...

Photos: Trump’s Salute to America Independence Day Celebration

U.S. 07/05/19, 07:20

This year’s festivities honor America’s armed forces with a first-of-its-kind celebration on the National Mall. The 2019 “Salute to America” featured remarks from President Trump on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, a flight demonstrations by the Blue Angels, live music from our military bands, and the largest fireworks display ...

President Trump marked Fourth of July, paying tribute to armed forces

U.S. 07/05/19, 06:49

President Donald Trump celebrated the story of America as "the greatest political journey in human history" in a Fourth of July commemoration before a cheering crowd of spectators on the grounds of the Lincoln Memorial.  As rain fell on him, Trump called on Americans to “stay true to our cause” during ...

MSNBC will not cover Fourth of July “Salute to America” event

U.S. 07/04/19, 06:17

MSNBC will not air President Trump's Fourth of July celebration a Salute to America, according to Politico. The network does not plan to broadcast the event live, but will consider airing some clips from the event during their regular program, a representative from the network told Politico.  Fox News is expected to ...

This Fourth of July, I will be having a guilt-free beer

Opinion 07/03/19, 12:37

Opinion As a veteran, I get asked a lot about what is the difference between Memorial Day, the Fourth of July, and Veterans Day. I spent years thinking this over (it's not as simple as you might think!), and I have come to a personal conclusion. The biggest difference between them is ...

Tanks arrive in DC ahead of July 4 celebration

Politics 07/01/19, 19:20

At least two Army tanks have arrived in Washington ahead of a Fourth of July celebration that President Donald Trump says will include military hardware. An Associated Press photographer says the two M1A1 Abrams tanks are with four other military vehicles on a freight train in a railyard at the southeastern ...

President Trump to honor US military during Fourth of July address

Politics 06/19/19, 12:06

President Donald Trump's participation in the nation's annual Fourth of July celebration will include a Trump speech honoring America's armed forces, along with music, military demonstrations and flyovers, the administration announced Wednesday, about two weeks before the patriotic holiday. Interior Secretary David Bernhardt said Wednesday that Trump will use the speech, ...

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