President Trump’s ‘Salute to America’ on the 4th of July will feature the “largest fireworks show” in the history of Washington, DC, according to a spokesperson with the National Parks Service.
“New details have been released about the July 4th celebration in D.C. Officials say you can expect the biggest fireworks show the nation’s capital has ever seen,” reports Fox DC. “The annual event will be different this year with the addition of President Trump’s ‘Salute to America’ event at the Lincoln Memorial.”
“I think it’s safe to say without much exaggeration that this is going to be the largest fireworks show D.C. has ever seen,” National Park Service spokesman Mike Litterst said.
“Fireworks go off at 1,000 feet. There are no 1,000 feet buildings between here and Capitol Hill,” he said. “If you have watched the fireworks from anywhere up and down the National Mall in recent years, no matter where you’re watching them from, again this year you won’t have any trouble seeing them.”
Original Story: June 19, 2019
President Trump will address the nation on the 4th of July in an official ‘Solute to America,’ celebrating the USA’s independence with a firework show accompanied by a military fly-over of the nation’s Capitol.
“There is no more appropriate place to celebrate the anniversary of American independence than among the Nation’s monuments on the National Mall and the memorials to the service men and women who have defended the United States for the past 243 years,” said Department of the Interior Secretary Bernhardt. “For the first time in many years, the World War II Memorial and areas around the Reflecting Pool will be open for the public to enjoy a stunning fireworks display and an address by our Commander-in-Chief. We are excited to open these new areas so that more visitors may experience this year’s Independence Day celebration in our nation’s capital.”
“Additionally, this year for the first time in recent memory, the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool, the World War II Memorial and Constitution Gardens will each be accessible and available as a location from which to view the fireworks. These prime viewing areas are now outside of the fireworks safety zone due to the fireworks launch site being moved from the Reflecting Pool to West Potomac Park. The change of locations also means that the Signers of the Declaration of Independence Memorial will be accessible to the public on Independence Day. In previous years it had been closed due to the old fireworks safety zone,” adds the press release.