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News details announced about "Salute to America"

Posted: 3:56 PM, Jul 04, 2019
Updated: 2019-07-06 09:40:35-04
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WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of the Interior announced new details about Salute to America including a flight demonstration by the U.S. Navy Blue Angels, and a donation of additional fireworks.

Salute to America, a part of this year's annual Independence Day celebration on the National Mall, will feature remarks made by President Trump to honor America's armed forces.

"This is going to be a fantastic Fourth of July with increased access across the National Mall for the public to enjoy music, flyovers, a spectacular fireworks display, and an address by our Commander-in-Chief," said Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt. "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."

This year's fireworks will last approximately 35 minutes.

President Trump is set to speak from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. followed by a Capitol Fourth Concert and a fireworks displace beginning a little after 9 p.m.

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