In case anyone is interested…that military celebration of Trump at the Lincoln Memorial cost the taxpayer dearly…..
The Pentagon said on Tuesday that President Donald Trump’s celebration of U.S. Independence Day, which included bringing tanks and equipment to Washington, cost the military at least $1.2 million (£962,927).
In addition to the cost to the military, the Washington Post reported last week that the U.S. National Park Service had diverted $2.5 million in park entrance fees to help pay for the event.
The actual cost for the Pentagon is likely higher, since the Pentagon said funding for the aircraft demonstrations came from the military services’ training budgets.
It was not immediately clear if all of the $1.2 million was for the cost of transporting equipment like two Abrams tanks and two Bradley fighting vehicles from Fort Stewart in Georgia for the celebration.
We just celebrated the Declaration of Independence it is when our Founding Fathers threw down the gauntlet to England as the open salvo on the road to nationhood.
But in my opinion while this document is important there are others that I feel should be equal in importance to the DoI…..
First, 19 October should be a holiday…Capitulation Day….the day when the final battle of the American Revolution comes to an end and we start down the road to creating a nation…..
In the summer of 1781, after six years of war, the American Army was struggling. The British occupied New York City. A second British army lead by General Lord Cornwallis ravaged the South – capturing Charleston, Richmond, and apparently was heading for the Chesapeake Bay. Mutiny plagued the American army in New York and New Jersey.
There was a glimmer of hope, however. The French, allied with the Americans since 1778, had landed six thousand troops in Rhode Island while the French fleet gathered in the Caribbean preparing to do battle with the British. General George Washington and the French commander, Comte de Rochambeau, met in May 1781 to plan their strategy. Washington wanted to attack the British in New York City. Rochambeau, fearful of attacking such a well fortified position and lacking confidence in the Continental Army’s abilities, recommended marching south to battle Cornwallis in Virginia
Next is 17 September the day in 1781….Constitution Day……Constitution Day commemorates the formation and signing of the U.S. Constitution by thirty-nine brave men on September 17, 1787, recognizing all who are born in the U.S.
or by naturalization, have become citizens.
This day is when the US of A became a nation in all eyes…..
In my opinion these two days are as important as 4th of July and more so the more history you learn.
In closing just a few weather related thoughts……today it is 107…..our beaches are all closed because of algae blooms and finally a weather system is developing into a T. storm….just a typical Summer day in South Mississippi.