WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump promised “one of the biggest celebrations” in U.S. history on Thursday ahead of his July Fourth Independence Day speech, joined by tanks and jet flyovers that critics said would politicize a popular national holiday. Trump, a Republican who admired flashy displays of national pride and military strength in France, dismissed concerns about the expense and militaristic overtones of the event outside the 97-year-old Lincoln Memorial, a symbol of national unity. Thousands of supporters wearing “Make America Great Again” hats, along with opponents questioning the cost, poured into the U.S. capital despite scorching temperatures and a threat of rain, while a diapered “Baby Trump” balloon sat next to a banner calling Trump a traitor. “People are coming from far and wide to join us today and tonight for what is turning out to be one of the biggest celebrations in the history of our Country,” Trump … [Read more...] about Defying critics, Trump promises a July 4th to remember
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Target shoppers will be glad to know they can celebrate July 4th at their favorite store.Target stores will be open regular hours on Independence Day. Store hours can vary by location so be sure to check ahead with Target.com if you’re not sure about a particular schedule.Some pharmacy or other services may be operating on holiday schedules.Target is celebrating America’s birthday with a July 4th sales. Some of the top deals are: Up to 30 percent off patio items. Online shoppers get an extra 15 percent off with code AMERICA Up to 30 percent off home items. Online shoppers get an extra 15 percent off furniture, rugs and wall décor with code AMERICA. 20 percent off women’s and kids’ swim with code SWIM Women’s tanks and tees from $5 Men’s tees from $5 Kids’ tanks and tees from $4 20 percent off sandals 20 percent off Schwinn bikes 20 percent off select grills Women’s dresses from $12 Shorts from $12 30 percent off shorts 20 percent … [Read more...] about It Target open on July 4th? Independence Day holiday store hours
By Geoff Herbert | [email protected] | Posted July 02, 2019 at 07:00 PM Dennis Nett | [email protected] File photo: The annual Fourth of July Parade in Manlius. What's closed on 4th on July? What's open? Happy birthday, America! Independence Day 2019 is Thursday, July 4. It's a federal holiday, so some places will be closed to observe the patriotic festivities. Scroll through for more details. Fourth of July history Independence Day, also known as the 4th of July, celebrates the signing of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. Thomas Jefferson drafted the document approved by delegates from the 13 U.S. colonies in the Continental Congress, officially making the United States of America an independent nation from England. "America's birthday" became a federal holiday in 1941, frequently being celebrated with fireworks, parades, concerts, family cookouts and more. Is Walmart open on 4th of July? Is Target open? Walmart, Target, and most stores are … [Read more...] about 4th of July: What’s open, closed for Independence Day 2019?
Above / Enjoy professionally displayed fireworks. Remember, backyard fireworks are illegal in Illinois. Be mindful of essential fire safety tips before, during and after Independence Day. Thanks! UPDATE! After second threat of storm and evacuation of Knoch Park, Naperville Independence Day Fireworks at Ribfest are canceled, now scheduled for Thurs., July 5, weather permitting. Thanks to all for cooperation. Be safe. Alert! For 2018, Naperville Fireworks hosted by Ribfest and sponsored by Meijer will begin at dusk on the 4th of July. Spectators can tune into 95.9. Knoch Park, July 3, 2017. Happy Birthday, America! Celebrate Independence Day by leaving fireworks to the professionals! For 2018, Naperville Fireworks hosted by Ribfest, the City of Naperville and the Naperville Park District are sponsored by Meijer to begin at dusk on July 4. Spectators can tune into 95.9 The River to hear a musical simulcast. Celebrate safely. Knoch Park (PN File Photo) As is tradition, … [Read more...] about Celebrate Independence Day with Ribfest fireworks Thurs., July 5, in Naperville…