President Trump and First Lady Melania are hosting a Fourth of July party with fireworks at the White House for military families in the evening.
In late June the White House announced, “President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump will celebrate Independence Day at the White House by welcoming military families to the South Lawn for an afternoon picnic. In the evening, staff and guests will join the military families to enjoy the traditional fireworks display provided by the National Park Service.” (Video Below)
The President’s party will be broadcast in partnership with the Hallmark channel and will feature a live performance “from musical artists Sara Evans, pianist Lola Astanova, former American Idol finalist Jax, recent American Idol finalist Jonny Brenns “The President’s Own” United States Marines Band, The United States Navy Band Sea Chanters, and The United States Air Force Band’s Max Impact.”
“I’m delighted to welcome this new addition to the annual White House July 4th celebration,” said First Lady Melania Trump. “Americans will be able to tune in from their homes and be part of the festivities. Thank you to the National Park Service, the National Park Foundation, and the event sponsors for helping make this possible.” (RELATED: Right Before Independence Day, Melania Flies Under Radar & Does The Incredible For Military)
The program is set to start at 8:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on Hallmark Channel.
President Donald J. Trump made remarks before the patriot picnic started.
He said, “Melania and I are honored to celebrate American independence with the heroes who protect American independence – the men, the women of the United States military. These are our finest. Thank you very much.”
“242 years ago on July 4, 1776, America’s founders adopted the Declaration of Independence and changed the course of human history. But our freedom exists only because there are brave Americans willing to give their lives to defend it and defend our great country.” Said President Trump. (Video Below)
“American liberty has been earned through the blood, sweat, and sacrifice of American patriots.”
“Thank you for keeping America safe, strong, proud, mighty, and free. God bless you. God bless our military. And God bless America. Happy 4th of July.” The President concluded.
Watch the President’s full remarks below:
"American liberty has been earned through the blood, sweat, and sacrifice of American patriots."
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