Two M1 Abrams tanks and two Bradley Fighting Vehicles were moved into place Tuesday evening to be on “static show” throughout President Donald Trump’s “Salute to America,” a protection official informed ABC Information, as a part of the president’s effort to re-form the annual July Fourth celebration on the Nationwide Mall.
Appropriate places across the Lincoln Memorial that may bear the tanks’ 60-ton weight had been being checked out as potential areas, one other protection official instructed ABC Information.
Trump was set to give a speech at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday in entrance of the Lincoln Memorial, highlighting the U.S. Army, and a number of fighters and different plane have been making ready for flyovers above the Mall during the president’s remarks.
Trump tweeted on Tuesday, “The Pentagon & our great Military Leaders are thrilled to be doing this & showing to the American people, among other things, the strongest and most advanced Military anywhere in the World. Incredible Flyovers & biggest ever Fireworks!”
However, one factor that is not recognized is how a lot the military’s participation will cost taxpayers. Officers are saying little and congressional Democrats have complained their questions aren’t being answered.
The flyovers will embody the Navy’s Blue Angels flight demonstration team in addition to different aircraft from the Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps. That features one of the Boeing 747s that serves as Air Force One and the public’s first take a look at the brand new model of the Marine One helicopter that is not yet on active duty.