On Tuesday, the Pentagon informed that the United States President Donald Trump’s July 4 celebration of the country’s Independence Day, including bringings equipment and tanks to Washington, cost incurred around $1.2 million.
President Trump was surrounded by two Bradley fighting vehicle during his speech on July 4, in which he praised the country’s military power despite having himself avoided the draft during the Vietnam War with bone spurs in his feet.
The US President further narrated stories of each military branch before dramatic and separate flyovers of their individual military aircraft.
Donald Trump is a Republican, who was inspired to phase the flashy affair after found a similar display in France, rejected concerned ahead of the event about the expenses and militaristic overtones to celebrate the event outside 97-year-old Lincoln Memorial, which is a symbol of national unity.
In a statement, the Pentagon said that “the total cost of the Department’s support to the “Salute to America” event was $1.2 million.”
Besides the military cost, sources claims that the United States National Park Service had offered $2.5 million in park entrance fees to support to pay for the event.
The actual cost is likely higher, since the Pentagon claims that funding for aircraft confirmation came from the training budgets of military services.
It wasn’t clear if all of $1.2 million was offered for the cost of transporting equipment like two Bradley fighting vehicles and two Abrams tanks from Fort Stewart in Georgia for the purpose of celebration.
However, the military didn’t immediately offer a breakdown of the cost Simply flying the B-2 bomber for an hour cost around $122000, reports Air Force.
On Monday, President Trump claims that such an event might take in the near future.
The US President told sources, “Based on its tremendous success, we’re just making the decision – and I think we can say we’ve made the decision – to do it again next year, and maybe we can say, for the foreseeable future.”
In 1776, July 4 holiday celebrates the United States founders’ declared independence from Great Britain.