There won’t be tanks at the Lincoln Memorial this year. After weeks of silence, the White House finally released its plans for a scaled-down July 4 “Salute to America” sequel on Friday. It won’t be as grand as last year’s.
This year’s events will take place on the White House’s South Lawn and on the Ellipse. A press release promises “music, military demonstrations, and flyovers” and that President Trump will deliver remarks. And there will be fireworks over the Mall, even though there won’t be a parade.