National Park Service to cover nearly $2.5 million in costs for Trump's July 4 event by dipping into entrance and recreation fees
The National Park Service will use money primarily intended to fix some of the nation’s smaller parks to pay for the celebration. Two individuals familiar with the arrangement, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the matter, confirmed the agreement Tuesday.

The president plans a speech at the Lincoln Memorial and a lengthy fireworks display. The nearly $2.5 million is not the entire cost of the event as the military plans a flyover with fighter jets and Air Force One plus the placement of tanks on the Mall.

Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2019 (Archive on Tuesday, July 23, 2019)
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