President Donald Trump sang the praises of America’s military, heritage, and spirit at his Fourth of July bash in Washington, after concerns of severe weather threatened to drown out the event.
“Today, we come together as one nation with this very special salute to America. We celebrate our history, our people, and the heroes who proudly defend our flag — the brave men and women of the United States military,” Trump said.
“As long as we stay true to our cause; as long as we remember our great history; and as long as we never stop fighting for a better future; then there will be nothing that America cannot do.”
Trump’s speech at the “Salute to America” event at the Lincoln Memorial was delivered on time, albeit under low cloud cover following heavy rains earlier Thursday, to crowds that packed either side of the monument’s reflecting pool.
“Weather looking good, clearing rapidly and temperatures going down fast,” the president wrote shortly before traveling to the event.