The White House said that the fireworks will be “most spectacular” when Americans gather in Washington tomorrow for a celebration of the nation’s independence on its 243rd birthday.
The White House tweeted, “The fireworks over Washington, D.C., tomorrow night will be the most spectacular our Nation’s capital has ever seen, thanks to Phantom @Fireworks and Fireworks by Grucci.”
The fireworks over Washington, D.C., tomorrow night will be the most spectacular our Nation’s capital has ever seen, thanks to Phantom @Fireworks and Fireworks by Grucci! 🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/nBvLnNlNDu
— The White House (@WhiteHouse) July 3, 2019
The Interior Department told secrets that Phantom Fireworks and the famed family run Fireworks by Grucci have donated a second display for the national Independence Day celebration to combine with the traditional 20-minute performance by Garden State Fireworks, according to Washington Examiner.
“Year after year, the Fourth of July is a patriotic reminder of the freedoms and opportunities this country has blessed us with. This year, President Donald J. Trump is inviting Americans to join him for a first-of-its-kind ceremony on the National Mall,” the White House said in the statement.
Phantom will supply the additional fireworks and Grucci, which put on the fireworks for Trump’s inauguration, is working up the event display. It is expected to add 15-20 minutes to the traditional show. The donation is valued at $750,000.
“There’s no better way to cap off Independence Day than with a spectacular fireworks show. Tomorrow night, the National Park Service and its partners will host one for the ages. With D.C.’s iconic monuments and memorials as the backdrop, the 35-minute show will be the largest fireworks display ever in the Washington capital region,” The White House added.
The “Salute to America” will be kicked off by President Trump at the Lincoln Memorial tomorrow at 6:30 p.m. ET, followed by a celebration that will honor each of America’s five military branches with music, military demonstrations, and multiple flyovers.
“This is going to be a fantastic Fourth of July with increased access across the National Mall . . . and an address by our Commander-in-Chief,” Interior Secretary David Bernhardt said. “We received an extraordinary donation for a phenomenal fireworks display, and our colleagues from the Department of Defense will be providing a one-of-a-kind music and air power experience including a flight demonstration from the Blue Angels.”
“Our July 4th Salute to America at the Lincoln Memorial is looking to be really big,” President Trump wrote on Twitter today. “It will be the show of a lifetime!”
Our July 4th Salute to America at the Lincoln Memorial is looking to be really big. It will be the show of a lifetime!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 3, 2019
Here’s the schedule of the event:
- The parade, which takes place from 11:45 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. EDT, will include marching bands, fife and drum corps, military groups, floats, giant balloons, equestrian teams, and other performers—a traditional July 4th parade.
- From 6:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. EDT, President Trump will give his Salute to America, addressing the crowd from in front of the Lincoln Memorial. In his remarks, Trump is expected to pay tribute to the different branches of the U.S. military. Military performing groups will share live music and give military demonstrations. Gates open at 3:30 p.m.
- From 8:00 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. EDT the National Park Service and the National Symphony Orchestra will sponsor an outdoor concert on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol, featuring a variety of American music. Gates open at 3:00 p.m.
- Fireworks over the National Mall, from behind the Lincoln Memorial, will begin shortly after 9:00 p.m. EDT and will be visible from surrounding areas.
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