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President Trump's July 4th Victory Through Air Power

Laurence Jarvik

Posted on July 7, 2019 07:39

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President Trump secured victory over opponents of his Independence Day parade by turning to the skies, substituting an Air Parade for tanks parading through Washington streets, in a moving tribute to the US Military and American Independence.

White House Photo by Andrea Hanks

And, as President Roosevelt said, the Nazis built a fortress around Europe, “but [they] forgot to put a roof on it.”  ...So we crushed them all from the air.

On July 4th, 2019 President Trump emceed his "Salute to America" in front of the Lincoln Memorial, over objections from Democrats, media, local officials, and military brass. Chairman General Joseph Dunford was the only member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff to be seen, as military chiefs bowed to Congressional pressure to disappear.

Prevented from parading tanks down Independence Avenue, President Trump accepted a traditional small-town style parade of marching bands, floats, big-rigs, and tractors which couldn't match France's Bastille Day celebrations.

So until he mounted the podium that evening, it looked like the day might prove a disappointing fizzle. ABC, CBS, and NBC had refused to broadcast the proceedings, the tanks remained parked, and victory appeared won by "resistance" saboteurs. 

However, both man and nature had surprises in store. First, the rain lightened and clouds parted. Then, President Trump revealed the ace up his sleeve--an Air Parade in the skies above Washington.

His remarks recaptured stirring emotions of John Ford and Frank Capra's World War II movies in an pageant paying tribute to the Armed Services:

"As we gather this evening in the joy of freedom, we remember that we all share a truly extraordinary heritage. Together, we are part of one of the greatest stories ever told: the story of America. It is the epic tale of a great nation whose people have risked everything for what they know is right and what they know is true. It is the chronicle of brave citizens who never give up on the dream of a better and brighter future. And it is the saga of thirteen separate colonies that united to form the most just and virtuous republic ever conceived."

He quoted the Declaration of Independence: "Thomas Jefferson wrote the words that forever changed the course of humanity: “'We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.'” 

Washington:“The fate of unborn millions will now depend, under God, on the courage and conduct of this army…We have, therefore, to resolve to conquer or die.” 

Lincoln: "...a government of, by, and for the people."

MacArthur: “In war, there is no substitute for victory.”

He honored heroism at home and abroad, paying tribute to members of the audience, announcing hymns for each service as their aircraft flew overhead: "Semper Paratus," "Off we go into the wild blue yonder," "From the Halls of Montezuma," Anchors Aweigh, and "The Army Goes Rolling Along."

As The Battle Hymn of the Republic swelled and the Blue Angels flew in formation, President Trump "sounded forth the trumpet that shall never call retreat" for America's independence, and his, from the Washington Swamp.

 

Laurence Jarvik

Posted on July 7, 2019 07:39

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