This year’s July 4 celebrations are marked by all sorts of firsts: Military flyovers, tanks rolling onto the National Mall, and the closure of National Airport for a couple of hours during the celebrations.
The nation’s capital has been preparing for Thursday’s night’s events, dubbed the “Salute to America,” with the president’s supporters and critics preparing for the big night:
The Trump baby balloon, made popular when anti-Trump protesters flew it over London during President Trump’s visits there in 2018 and 2019, gazes at the Washington Memorial on Thursday.
A Trump supporter waves his flag before the White House on Wednesday.
Anti-Trump protesters unveiled a statue showing the president on a toilet on Thursday.
An armored personnel carrier parks on a sidewalk in downtown Washington, DC on Thursday.
Tanks will be featured heavily in tonight’s celebrations, Here, a Bradley tank is prepped at the Lincoln Memorial.
Code Pink activist and anti-Trump protest regular Medea Benjamin spoke before the Lincoln Memorial on Wednesday.
One of the president’s supporters offered an interpretation of the flag’s colors on Wednesday.