UPDATED 9:40 AM PT — Sunday, July 5, 2020
President Trump touted American achievements and a message of unity in his “Salute to America” address. On Saturday, the president celebrated the Fourth of July with flyovers and fireworks on the White House lawn.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 5, 2020
He vowed to safeguard American values and fight rhetoric dishonoring our forefathers’ “great memory.”
The president also signed an executive order to establish the “Garden of Heroes” national monument.
“That is why we pay tribute to generations of American heroes, whose names have been etched on our monuments, memorials, in the pages of history and in the hearts of a very grateful people,” he stated.
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President Trump noted America is unleashing its scientific brilliance and announced a coronavirus vaccine is expected long before the end of the year. He also reiterated his vow to fulfill NASA’s “Moon-to-Mars” program and said U.S. will plant the American flag on Mars soon.
“America will be the first nation to land on Mars,” he added.