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historian doug post a following question to our viewers. >> do we destroy the coliseum in rome that was built by slaves and slaves fought and died inside the coliseum? do we let mobs with >> in moments president trump will host a salute to america in sledgehammers go on to washington. celebrating our nation's 244th westminster abbey, and trash the birthday with music, fireworks statues of the kings and queens and military flyovers, above the of british empire had slavery national mall. until the 1830s? it is comes as most americans there's no end in sight. scale back july fourth events because of the coronavirus >> well july fourth celebrations pandemic which keeps growing been scaled back in country amid across the country. good evening i'm jon scott and covid pandemic president trump this is a special two hour is ramping it up in the skies over the nation's capitol just fourth of july edition of the about all of the people we spoke "fox report." to here in the mar eager to see the army golden nightmare chuting and thunder birds be 52 >> independence day celebrations in the northeast featuring bombers at the entire air force military flyovers in what inventory as you know jon under pentagon calls great cities of escort flying overhead in about the american revolution. 45 minutes. boston, new york city, other side of the white house a few hundred peaceful protesters philadelphia, and baltimore, air march to lafayette square
force thunder birds b2 bombers earlier today in recently and f22 fighter jets taig part. renamed black names matter plaza the holiday comes amid and church set on fire last escalating debate over statue month and see if we see any and monuments to historic figures in this country. protesters right now all is calm president trump at last night and peaceful and dhs has a rapgd mount rushmore celebration said reaction response force to that monument will never be protect the monuments. desecrated we have fox news team jon. coverage on july fourth events from coast to coast we go first jon: and doug had very good to mark meredith he's at the points. white house. lucas tomlinson at the national so what can we expect, mark to mall in washington, d.c. hear from the president tonight? thank you. coronavirus cases continue reporter: good evening jon happy fourth of july to you we expect rising across the country. the president will celebrate the u.s. is nearing 3 million american history and people about that coming out to cases. celebrate along with him and with more than 52,000 new cases first lady for the fourth of reported yesterday. july. it is a hot day about 2389 that's the third consecutive day degree right here on the south in new cases topped 50,000 and lawn. it feels even hotter than that cases are up 20% or more in but it is not stopping people from coming out neither is coronavirus as we've seen about these 27 states. 30 or 40% of the president's but even in a pandemic, supporters and guests wearing americans are finding ways to masks. celebrate freedom. otherwise you would never know that there was a pandemic going christina coleman live in los on. that was the same case last angeles with that. night as the president in the christina. reporter: jon there's a ramp of first lady went to michelle obama have a chance to deliver east to get more people to wear face coverings and practice social distancing, that holiday
remarks in which president weekend as you mentioned so many decided to praise american hero states are seeing a rise in and patriots like george covid-19 cases. most of these new cases are in washington, and abraham lincoln but he also got a chance to the hard hit states of texas, criticize americans who see arizona, california, and monuments memorials and statues florida. >> here's no medicine. torn down. there is no vaccine. >> angry mobs are trying to tear this is not fall it is just on the hospital and doctors and down statues of our founders. nurses. this falls on the american public tods their patriotic role to face our most sacred memorials and unleash a wave of to prevent the spread of the infection. >> texas started off this violent crime in our cities. holiday weekend with a new mask >> the american people are mandate in place for this state. strong and proud, and they will today, the lone star state not allow our country and all of reported more than 8200 new cases, a coronavirus since its values, history and culture yesterday, that is highest to be taken from them. single-day increase in cases reporter: last night the before in texas the greater president also announce plans to establish a national guard in a houston area hit especially hard by this virus. hero something that he says will take a little bit of time but he >> it is bad. has a list of different were, you know, very concerned. americans that he would like to see honored with their statue in we have a glimmer of hope that we can still do the things as preservation area including the community that we did in march, april, may to fight this suzanne b. anthony ronald reagan pandemic and we were successful as a community. and daniel boone those are a few but, obviously, we've seen increase in cases.
of the names president had a increase in hospitalizations -- long list of them and details and still to be worked out with reporter: there's alarming number out of florida right now interior department executive as of today florida cases order says it wants it up and increase by a record 11,458. running by july fourth, 2026 so six years from now. this is the second time in three again we're expecting the president, of course, later on days that its case load rose by this hour. jon. more than 10,585 people jon: mark meredith at the white house thank you. hospitalized there since mark, i wanted to ask you, yesterday now florida more than though, the president all right. 190,000 cases which is over 3700 deaths. we'll get back to mark in a bit. hard hit miami-dade county protests are not letting up on representing nearly a third of this holiday weekend. the state total deaths reporting demonstrators hitting streets in single-day high today. and mass mandates are enacted major cities across the country across florida, in both include our nation's capitol. miami-dade, county and broward lucas tomlinson on national mall county people can now fined for he's there live for us. not wearing face covering. lucas. reporter: jon over a dozen >> we had enormous spikes in protest or were scagged today in south florida, in miami, and the today capitol but right now i don't see any protesters and result has been if we don't take really substantial action right now, i think it is pretty clear, doesn't want to see anymore that trajectory is going to be monuments torn down. something we can't control in a >> we are very understanding our week or two.
reporter: in the past three role as both the preserve herb days, the u.s. has seen record of these monuments and guardians setting numbers of more than and we've taken bold action and 50,000 new confirm cases of the president has gfn bold covid-19 daily. direction to us in terms of jon. jon: christina coleman in los preserving and protecting these angeles, christina, thank you. monuments and we'veporter: early former vice president, joe biden, is hunkering down in delaware while president trump continues to hold large efnghtses. in an op-ed published by nbc news former vice presidents slammed trump over his handling of the pandemic an laid out his plans to, quote, rebuild the country. jackie heinrich is live in new york with more. jackie. reporter: jon, both president trump and joe biden used their independence day remarks to discuss civil unrest but with very different tones, and messaging, president trump denouncing threats to our democracy under the guides of social justice and appealing to his base. and biden describing an opportunity to address systemic
racism. president trump at mount rushmore warn against the merciless left wing campaign to wipe out our history, erase values and indoctorate children demanding absolutely allegiance in overthrowing american revolution ending america. he also vowed not to let bad evil people trrs and intimidate the country. biden message evoked a different tone discussing the recent unrest stemming from george floyd death as one of many challenges country faced 200 year against systemic racism. >> we have a chance now to give the marginalize the demonize, ice latessed oppressed a full share of the american dream. we have a chance to rip the roof of systemic racism and live up to words that have founded this nation. reporter: former president barack obama retweeted biden message falling on people to do whatever they can to help joe biden. biden remarks did not mention
president trump, but he took direct shots to president in nbc op-ed writing that pursuit of a more important perfect union and no one bears more responsibility than donald trump. every day he finds no ways to tarnish dismantle our democracy from baseless attack on voting rights to the use of military force against americans protesting peacefully to racial justice. biden then promised to reverse several trump policies including family celebration at the border, and the travel ban. biden headed into fourth of july weekend, on a highs after a new mammoth poll show him leading trump by 12 points andd in everl since march. biden and dnc outraised president trump in the rnc, in both months of mage, and in june. jon. jon: jackie heinrich in new york city. jackie, thanks. on this independence day, many traditional july fourth gatherings like firework shows at local parks are canceled some americans are holding their own
private shows but even that is concerning some health officials. aishah hasnie live in new york city with that. aishah. reporter: hi jon let's start here in new york city. where residents will get to see some fireworks tonight but they'll have to watch them from home on the tv. that's because the big macy's firework show was split up into smaller five minute popup show happening across city over the course of the past week. really in an efforts to prevent people from crowding in one place. there will be a televised finale tonight, however, a whopping 80% of the nation firework gleys they were canceled for tonight that's according to "the new york times." and because of that, there are concerns that without those public displays, folks are going to be holding these private fireworks for their family and friends which could further spread the virus. health experts are really worried that proper precautions might not happen at some of these cross generational gatherings tonight. >> it is a family tradition, and
coronavirus wasn't going to stop us. when you have the kids and the mom and pop and grandmother and grandpa all in same group that's a real challenge and that's what we really want to protect. >> also in chicago, police are patrolling the beaches out there which are closed for the holiday weekend unfortunately, though, local reports indicate that there was some crowding at a popular boat party area on friday. over in florida, some beaches line miami beach were closed and miami-dade county has a curfew in place starting at 10:00 tonight as residents there are warned to celebrate cautionly tonight back here in new york, a bit of normalcy on this force of july and koney island joey chestnut wins again with a record of 475 hot dogs if you can believe it contest happened in a private place a private gathering with plenty of social distancing and masks involved but a little bit of normalcy for this fourth of july holiday. jon. jon: okay.
aishah hasnie, one of fourth of july ition froms. aishah, thank you. this independence day comes at a difficult time for many americans, a recent "gallup poll" shows american pride is at its lowest in decades. 45% of u.s. adults say they're extreme proud to be an american with 25% saying they're very proud. both numbers, though, at a 20-year low. let's bring in illinois congressman adam a former u.s. air force pilot now a lieutenant kernel for the air national guard. happy independence day to you, congressman. what do you think about those numbers? what's going on that americans are not as proud to be americans as they once were -- >> yes. it's sad, i mean, 2020 is not the best year. for sure but, you know, i think we have a tendency good thing about american spirit to strive to do better to overcome shortcomings but i think likely we've been obsessed with
shortcomings looking in the context that have, you know, we talk about for instance, the unrest on the streets. and but if you look in china, for instance, they kill people to go out on the streets. they don't even allow them to go on to streets and allow them on social media and those are in concentration camps. so i think sometimes we have to say okay -- you know, there are miserable moments this is one we have a pandemic all of this, but you have to look at it and say okay let's look around world i'll tell you there are billions of people that in a heart beat come to united states of america if given that opportunity. >> at the same time, we're seeing, you know, a lot of i guess racial strife but -- a lot of it seems to be directed at some of the heroic figures of the past, you know no matter which side of the civil war they were on. president trump talk about that a little bit last night. at his rally at the mount rushmore, listen. >> we will never let them rip
america's heros from our monuments or from our hearts. by tearing down washington, and jefferson, these radicals would tear down the very heritage for which men gave their lives to win the civil war. jon: you have fought for this country what do you think efforts to stare down statues of past presidents even? >> i think it's insanity and i think it's maybe a symptom of we have not emphasized our history enough. right now, again, or there some that are more interested in talking about how all of these men and women were flawed well we live on earth so question get to heaven there's going to be flawing there's going to be short comes and we want to send a message to people that you can change and you can get better in a society we can get better. anden i don't understand it the confederate statues in many cases yeah i agree. if a town makes decision or if a community makes decision,
together to do it not a mob. but when you start getting into the washington and jefferson, and you look at essence you judge men by today's standards that may have been complete ground breakers back in their day, that's really dangerous. i think the dangerous part about it is not just losing pride of the country and not just taking down statues for for giving our history because our history shows all of the tiles that we've been tiebl overcome and people that have sacrificed so much and if question do forget that over a shamed of it, i mean, that will lead to a much more dark future if we're not careful. >> we have a list of some of the cities where there are proposals underway to take down statues of u.s. presidents past u.s. presidents, and i was surprised that the list includes, you know, places like columbia, missouri where i went to school. and keystone, south dakota, i mean, this is not just something that is happening in the big
cities on both coasts. it is really happening all across the country. why? >> yeah. i think it's a political thing. i mean honestly this is if -- if president trump was not president left would not be going into the statues talking about how terrible america history has been. i think it's just a kind of like this angry moment where everything about america frankly angers some people and they want to turn it on its head and you know this is where it is important for all of us to push back not to get angry to yell back because if you yell at somebody you're not going to convince them it just raises temperature but to describe the fact that look, you know we talk about abraham lincoln this is a man that if you look at the four years of photos of him and lincoln museum and springfield you see a man that looks very young in first photo and really old in the last one that was only four years because he had the weight of the world on his shoulders. you know, preserving and freeing slaves, a man that gave
everything and easily could have said you know the answer is just to negotiate with the south and let them be their own country but he gave it all that's a person that deserves respect, washington all of these do they have flaws jesus never ran for president here. but that flaw are something that we can learn from too but when we lose the pride in this country, people just get miserable and you're seeing it everywhere. >> people who deserve our respect include our troops and they are being saluted tonight at the salute to america, obviously, you served as i mentioned earlier. there be a lot of air force flyovers perhaps some equipment that you know well was going to be in skies over washington, d.c. in national mall. what are you looking forward to tonight? >> i'm pretty excited about that. air force is awesome. but i think it is a good day today because -- you know, july fourth is actually kind of become my favorite holiday because it is an opportunity that put down twitter. take a deep breath eat with your
family remember and reflect what this country is about so watching flyovers look it is a display of american strength it is a display of american ingenuity not even just barely over 100 years ago we couldn't even fly now we have these amazing machines. and i think about, you know, my buddy andres, i wear his name, two years ago, he was killed in iraq, and you know you think about the people that gave everything or that were willing to give everything. and i'll tell you, i had political debates when i was in iraq there was a few democrats not a ton but we would debate and it would be fun but at the end of the day we had each other backs and we would focus on common mission. i think that's something that today we could use a lesson to remember which is -- you know what, yeah you can have good debates, but the great thing about america is we can do that. sometimes is our flaws all all over tv because there's a freedom of press and freedom of expression many other countries
you don't have that. jon: we are the greatest country on the face of the earth, and not enough of our people seem to realize that unfortunately. lieutenant colonel adam stay with us as we wait for the president. the president salute to america celebration set to begin momentses from now at the white house and fox news channel will bring it to you live as soon as it begins and i hope we get to see those flyovers all all american panel joins us next with a preview. ♪
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the air force thunder birds are flying i know you used to supervise the unit that supervises the thonged thunder birds must be a proud moment for you personally to be part of a night when their going to be saluting america flying over the white house. >> jon yes. it is always quite a thrill to watch thunder birds in action having a opportunity to be with them on daily basis you see how great those young americans are, that perform not just in the air but on the ground. and the unit is so tight and so strong, and great americans all that just makes you proud every time you see thunder birds fly. jon: and joey tell us about were feelings you were wounded in combat. you're back in america. you're, you know, working for fox among other things but on this fourth of july you get
ready to wave this salute to america what's running through your mind? >> i'm proud to be marine and war veteran i'm a georgia i can i know my country has been been through so much in the last few months but we're celebrating the fact that welcome go through these thaings come out stronger on other end. you know not that long ago my grandparents were standing in line for government trying to fight the nazis we'll endure thaings come out stronger i have no doubt. full of focus today and excited to celebrate my country. displon we spoke earlier with adam he's still with us. i think still pretty excited to be an american tonight. congressman. >> yeah totally. joey it is good to see you colonel nice to meet you. colonel was talking about the thunder birds and blue angels and stuff. one of the things that i think this cool that people don't realize these pilotses are kind of early in their career kind of
mid-in their career, and what that tells me -- is, you know, it's not that they're just happen to find the very, very best pilots thafn around for 20 years flying and they're good at this. it is that like american training is so good that you can take a fairly new pilot and have them doing shows like this flying that close together, and you know the thing about it yeah it displays american pride and power, but it is also the thing that gets young kids excited to go into the military. and i know it worked for me going into air shows seeing this stuff. so you know you look at this say we live in a country where we don't have to worry about another country attacking us. and being taken over. we take that for granted sometimes our biggest threats right now are internally and this is kind of a good moment to look inside and say have big debates but don't hate each other but it is destroying everybody. >> david byrneheart secretary of the interior is addressing crowd now at the white house.
colonel cain i want to get your thoughts on that. i think i heard you agreeing with much of what the congressman had to say that regarding the training and capabilities of our pilots in the u.s. air force. >> well certainly. the training is fantastic, and it really starts day one when you show up at pilot training, you have very little skill whatsoever flying airplanes and beauty of our training it takes every pilot to a level where they can probably do what thunder birds or blue angels do and having watch them going through their training, it is very intense set of skills that they learn. those of us that didn't do what they do for, you know, for the american public, well you know we on the side we may joke about that they're flying loops to music. but having been in number five airplane upside down over the runway, it is a pretty big thrill and awesome how good they are and skill that they
demonstrate is second to none, and it shows what our military is capable of doing, and it is because great men and women that serve, and the dedication they have to learn those great skills. phenomenal, all of them. jon: it is going to be quite an evening tonight we will be seeing the air force thunder birds but also some of the classic military aircraft going back to world war ii, and korean war, the aircraft that helped this nation win those conflicts so it is really going to be something special and we hope our viewers will be able to stick around. there are several hundred people seated on south lawn of the white house right now listening to at the moment -- the secretary of the interior speak. the president and the first lady will be emerging from the white house shortly. and marine corps. band is providing the music, very hot night in washington, washington right now 6:30 in the evening and it is still 88 degrees
there. but people are ready to celebrate this country and celebrate the fourth of july and that is getting underway right now. joey, you know when you were on the ground, in the marine corps., and then you look up and saw some of these fighter aircraft coming out, you know coming to help your unit it must have been a pretty good feeling, and it must bring back some memories. >> absolutely. first of all the closest thing to flying plane i've ever been first few seconds after i stepped on a bomb sol my respect is to those men and women who can fly these planes that's quite a seat something that i could never do. but you know, you know we were -- >> we respect you. >> we see -- i didn't get to see a lot of air support we didn't have rule of engagement in 2010 when i was in afghanistan to know that president trump and this administration is open that back up and to know the strides we've
made fighting isis and taliban in last few years that's why i'm so proud of our country. we can, you know, we can show that we can win a war now and move forward and keep our country safe. and celebrate today -- and so i'm just really proud of our country and people in it. i know we're going through tough times. but you know, that's parts of it. you get stronger that way, and you know i lost my legislation and i got stronger so i think our country can get through this. jon: yeah. congressman, you know it wasn't that long ago you opened morning paper to see what the latest horror was from isis you know mass drownings beheadings burning people alive, that organization has been, you know, just about completely wiped out. >> yeah. look it is not even just about our military. that's great, and defeating ice sis is a fantastic example but we just didn't defeat from the battlefield we defeated recruitment effort defeat the people that would join.
because ultimately you show that you will prevail. if you're an isis recruiter trying to recruit somebody and you know you're going to lose it is a lot harder to do that's what that does. also our values you think about the country -- that have been revolutionized by adopting western values, u.s. values you think about the fact that the free market has pulled more people out of poverty and the continent of africa than anything and we've been leading that charge i'll tell you we talk about the aircraft and, obviously, we have really cool airplanes today that do pretty awesome stuff. but the thing i always think about is i feel like i was flying in the wronk about the ft that when we lose a pilot now, it is big news because it is so rare. which is good. butted back in world war ii these squadron take off and the third or half of these planes would be destroyed. and back home, you had men and women and full generation of women that rose up to make all
new aircraft, and this country came together in an amazing way. just a few months we can do it but too obsessed with our shortcomings right now i think. >> we're seeing some of the aircraft that helped make this country great and helped keep this country free from world war ii on and just a note about the kind of production that happened as a result of the world war ii conflict in 1939, aircraft factories in the united states manufactured 921 airplanes so less than a thousand. by 1944, five years later, the annual output was 96,318 aircraft. >> wow. >> and more than 300,000 built during world war ii now unfortunately as you said congressman a lot of aircraft were shot down but it is absolutely incredible to me what that country is able to do as
you pointed out human beings just took to skies -- you know in powered flight in 1903 so it has been a little over 100 years. and the things that we're going to see in the sky tonight just absolutely blow me away. i'm really looking forward to seeing this. stick with us, the salute to america is getting underway with performances by the military bands and 21 gun salute. we're going listen in for a moment as the ceremonies begin. ♪ ♪ >> the united states space
♪ until we meet once more here's wish you a happy voyage home ♪ the united states marine corps. ♪ we fight our countries battles, in the air, on land, and sea ♪ ♪ first to fight ♪ for right ♪ and freedom ♪ and to keep our honor clean ♪ we are proud to claim the title ♪ ♪ of united states marine ♪ the united states army ♪.
>> so as part of the salute to america the first aircraft we're seeing fly over the white house is one that is familiar to most americans, it is called air force one. but that's only when the president is onboard. and tonight the president is on the ground watching from the white house lawn. but there goes his aircraft, one of two in the fleet the beautiful 747 in a beautiful blue sky day in washington, d.c. the first aircraft to be flying over the white house. you might wonder who the visitors are, well they are lighthouse staff member and their family as well as members of the military and their spouses. >> mr. president, madam first
lady guests and american people, truly an honor to be here this evening i would like to direct your attention, high overhead to the beautiful sky behind us. >> and our distinctively painted dash 8 aircraft that is flying at an altitude of 12,500 feet. the john master team leader is looking out the door of the aircraft. and the jumpers are out and the smoke is on. we now have members of the army golden knights rapidly proving speeds of 120 american. the initial part of the formation is called the base and it forms quickly as jumpers use hands, arm, leg and shoulders to safely complete the formation they now separate and perform our bomb verse maneuver, ladies and gentlemen, the high-flying black and gold of your very own united states army parachute team, the golden knights.
aerial demonstration that you are seeing tonight is designed to showcase maneuver ability of the human body as it flies through the air and while under canopy. these jumpers are performing three separate maneuvers for you this evening. one, was a mass formation that we just witnessed. two, will be a side by side canopy formation, and three, the ever difficult, 1200 square foot drop flag, jumpers performing for you this evening are sergeant first class, trey gulac. first first class chad. performing our sued by side canopy maneuver is staff sergeant morgan george. and sergeant first class ryan o'rourke. and finally, performing the difficult 1200 square foot drop
flag maneuver, the team leader of the demonstration team, flying the predominantly black and gold canopy sergeant first class roman graholva. at 1,000 feet these jumpers can hear you very well. [cheering and applause] ladies and gentlemen, now our national anthem. >> oh say can you say by the dawn's early light what so proudly we hailed ♪ ♪ at the twilight's last gleaming who's broad stripes and bright stars ♪ ♪ through the perilous fight ♪ or the ramparts we watched
[applause] on this wonderful day, we celebrate our history, our heros, our heritage, our great american flag and our freedom. happy fourth of july to everyone. [applause] i want to thank the u.s. army golden knight for that truly awe inspiring display, tremendous talent, golden knights and every member of the armed forces here this evening, we just want to say that you have earned the eternal gratitude of our entire nation. 244 years ago in philadelphia, the 56th signers of our declaration of independence pledged their lives, their fortunes, and their sacred honor to boldly proclaim eternal truth
that we are all made equal by god. thanks to the courage of those patriots on july fourth, 1776, the american republic stands today as the greatest most exceptional, and most virtuous nation in the history of the world. our workers, our factories, have revolutionized industries and lifted millions into prosperity. our artist, architect and engineers have inspired the globe with tran sen dent works of beauty. american heros, defeated the nazis, dethrone the fascist, toppled the communist, saved american values, upheld
american, and chased down the terrorists to the very ends of the earth. we are now in the process of defeating the radical left, the markist anarchist, agitator, looters, and people who in many instances have absolutely no clue what they are doing. [applause] our inventor, scientists, doctors and researchers have improved the lives of billions and billions of people all around the world. our brave astronauts, planted the american flag on the moon in america will be the first nation to land on mars. [applause]
all americans living today are the errs of this magnificent legacy. we are the descendents of the most daring and courageous people ever to walk on the face of the earth. we inherit their confidence, unwaiverring enthusiasm, their unbridled ambition and their unrelented optimism. this is the untamed spirit that built this glorious nation and this is the spirit that burns brightly within this soul of every american patriot. that is why we pay tribute to generations of american heros whose names have etched on our monuments and memorials and in the pages of history.
and in the hearts of a very grateful people. we will never allow an angry mob to tear down our statues, erase our history, in doctorate our children or trample on our freedoms. we will safeguard our values, traditions, customs, and beliefs. we will teach our children to cherish and adore their country so that they can build its future. together we will fight for the american dream, and we will defend, protect, and preserve american way of life which began in 1492 which columbus discovered america. jobs and companies are coming
back to our country like never before. the power of tariffs, being imposed on foreign land, that took advantage of the united states for decades and decades have enabled us to make great trade deals where there were none. tens of billions of dollars are now paid to the united states treasury by same countries. but there and then we got hit by the virus that came from china. and we've made a lot of progress, our strategy is moving along well. it goes out in one area and rears back its ugly face in another area. but we've learned a lot. we've learned how to put out the flame. we've made ventilators where
there were none by tens of thousands to the point that we have far more than we need and we're now distributing them to many foreign countries as they have good will. like wise testing, there were no tests for a new virus. but now we have tested almost 40 million people by so doing, we show cases 99% of which are totally harmless. results that no other country can show because no other country is testing that we have. not in terms of the numbers or in terms of the quality. and now just like everything else, we have become the manufacturer and record for ventilators.
we have the most finest testing anywhere in the world and we are producing gown and masks and surgical equipment in our country we're heretofore it was almost exclusively land in lands in china ironically where this virus and others came from. china secrecy deceptions and coverup allowed it to spread all over the world. 189 countries, and china must be held fully accountable. [applause] with respect to remedies we are now doing unbelievably well and are in deep testing on vaccines, treatments, and therapeutics. i want to send our thanks to the
scientists and researchers around the country and even around the world. who are at forefront of our historic effort to rapidly develop and deliver life-saving treatments and ultimately a vaccine. we are unleashing our nation's scientific brilliance and we'll likely have a therapeutic and/or vaccine solution long before the end of the year. [applause] we're very grateful to be joined this evening by americans battling on the frontlines to kill the virus. i just want to say, that america thanks you please stand. please stand. please. thank you very much. great brilliance, people. these are great and brilliant
people. thank you and brave people. [applause] our movement is based on lifting all citizens to reach their fullest god-given potential. never forget we are one family, and one nation, this rich heritage belongs to every citizen young and old, first generation, american, we want to go from first generation to 10th generation. it matters not. we are american. we are from the usa. [applause] this great heritage belongs to citizens of every background. and of every walk of life. no matter our race, color, religion, or creed, we are one america. and we put america first.
[applause] we will not allow anyone to divide our citizens by race or background. we will not allow them to discord and distrust. we will hold fast and true to the sacred loyalties that link us all as neighbors, as americans, and as patriots. in every age, there have always been those who seek to lie about the past in order to gain power in the present. those that are lying about our history, those who want us to be ashamed of who we are, are not interested in justice or in healing. their goal is demolition. our goal is not to destroy the greatest structure on earth.
what we have built, the united states of america. to build a future where every family is safe, where every child is surrounded by love. where every community has equal opportunity, and every citizen enjoys great and ever-lasting dignity. our past is not a burden to be cast away. it is not a miraculous foundation that will lift us to the next great summit of human endeavor. this incredible story of american progress is the story of each generation picking up where the last finished link by time by faith, an the eternal bonds of our national affection. those who would sever those
bonds would cut us off from the wisdom, the courage, the love and the devotion that gave us everything we are today. and everything we strive for tomorrow, we cannot let that happen. we will not throw away our heros. we will honor them, and we will prove worthy of their sacrifice. [applause] these are great heros. let me also say a word to those in the media who falsely and consistently label their opponents as racists, who condemn patriotic citizens who offer a clear and truthful defense of american unity.
that's what our people are doing. we want a clear and faithful defense of american history and we want unity. when you let all of these false charges, you not only slander me. you not only slander the american people but you slander generations of heros who gave their lives for america. [applause] you slander people much braver and more principled than you. you're slandering young men who raised flag at iwo jima and perish fighting for freedom in the civil war. you slander them. you are dishonoring their great legacy and their memory by
insisting that they fought for racism and they fought for oppression. they didn't fight for those things. they fought for the exact opposite. we will not let the legacy of these heros be tarnished by you. the more you lie, the more you slander, the more you try to demean and divide, the more we will work hard to tell the truth and we will win. [applause] the more you lie, and demean and collude, the more credibility you lose. we want to bring the country together and a free and open media will make this task a very easy one. our country will be united
afterall what do we all want? we want a strong military, great education, housing, low taxes, law and order, we want safety, we want equal justice, we want religious liberty, we want faith and family and living in great communities and happy communities and safe communities. and we want great jobs and we want to be respected by the rest of the world not taken advantage of by the rest of the world which has gone on for decade after decade. we should all want the same thing. how can it be any different than those thing? more bitter you become, the more we will appeal to love and patriotism and the more we will rise above your hate to build a better future for every child in
our great country. to celebrate america's majestic inheritance yesterday i signed an executive order to create a brand new monument to our most beloved icons, the national guard of american heros will be a vast outdoor park that will feature the statues of the greatest americans who have ever lived. we will honor extraordinary citizens from every community and from every place and from every part of our nation. great men and great women, people that we can look up to forever. families will be able to walk among the statues of titans, and we have already silented
selected first 30 legacy and 30 legends. and why don't we start with a man who has been very unfairly treated, who two years ago, three years ago especially five or six years ago people would have said it's impossible to even attempt to try and disturb his incredible legacy and success. george washington. thomas jefferson. betsy ross. alexander hamilton. benjamin franklin. john adams. james madison. dolly madison.
the great frederick douglas. abraham lincoln. [applause] harriet tubman. harriet. joshua lawrence chamberlain. clara barton. daniel boone. davy crockett. henry clay. susan b. anthony. booker t. washington. orville and wilbur wright who are looking down and you're going to say planes like you've never seen before because we build them better than anybody in the world greatest air force the greatest fighters greatest everything you're going to be seeing i wonder what they would have been thinking if they ever
got to see that but they're looking, they're checking along with us. ameleah earhart. a great, great athlete in matter where he went he was the best athlete jackie robinson. george s. patton he didn't know how to lose. he didn't know how to lose, general douglas macarthur. murphy. the great billy graham. and incredible man, respected by everybody martin luther king. president ronald reagan. christa mckulla and antonin scalia. so those are just a few of the
people will be naming, and things are subject to change. but once we make that decision, those great names are going to be up there and they're never coming down. they have just been an incredible group and we're going to do this in a very democratic way frankly. we're going take names and suggestions. we're going to have committees and we're going to pick the greatest people that this country has ever known. the most respected people, the people that helped us the most and the people that we can look up to and that our children and grandchildren and great grandchildren can look up to into the future. and they can say, isn't america just a tremendous place? so thank you. that will be very exciting. [applause] the patriots who built our country were not villains. they were heros whose courageous
deeds improved the earth beyond measure. the beauties and glory of our constitutional system is that it gives us the tools to fight injustice, to heal division and to continue the work of our founding fathers by expanding and growing, to blessings of america. if you believe in justice, if you believe in freedom, if you believe in peace, then you must cherish the principles of our founding and the text of our constitution. it's our founding and our constitution. it is a firm foundation upon which all progress is achieved. that's why our country is so strong even despite terrible things that happen over the generations. here this evening, our number of heros who risk their own lives who uphold these values and to
keep our communities and our country safe, we are joined by the outstanding law enforcement officers who have been able to fight on the frontlines protecting our cities, many of them facing down violate assaults from very bad people. we are especially moved to be joined by the family of a great man fallen officer, david dorn a 38-year veteran of the st. louis police department who was killed last month in the city. he devoted his life to defending. [applause] to david's great family i want to thank you very much.
the american people will always support the courageous men and women of law enforcement, and nobody, nobody embodies that better than david. thank you very much. please. [applause] and david is looking down right now and he's so proud of you and he loves you so much and thank you for being here. the great man. the great man. finally, tonight we will salute the greatness and loyalty and valor of the men and women who
have defended our independence for 244 years. we will honor the amazing men and women of the united states military. [applause] never in history has the nation used so much power to advance so much good. battlefields across the world, and here at home are marked with the gravestone of young patriots who spent their final value moments to secure liberty and peace. every child should be taught the military heros who fought and died to make us breathe these are great, great people. these are great, great heros indeed. and our greatest leaders and heros should be recognized and even immortalized for coming generations to see. you know that.
this will make our country even stronger, long into the future. and in a few mommies we will bear witness to awesome aircraft representing every major military conflict over the last 75 years. these planes once launched off massive aircraft carriers in the fiercist battles of world war ii and raced through skies of korea's megly carried american warriors into dense field and jungles of vietnam. they delivered a swift and swip you know that sweeping it was swift and it was sweeping like nobody's ever seen anything happen. a victory and operation desert storm, a lot of you were involved in that. a lot of you were involved.
that was a quick one. and they've gone on to dangerous missions all around the world to take out enemy terrorists and bring our soldiers home safely. as you know, we've killed this last year, the two leading terrorist of the last ten years. albagdadi killed gone over. fully work to rebuild arm forces of united states no enemy on earth stangdz a chance 2.5 trillion dollars we've invested all made in the usa. we've never had anything near the power and the equipment that we have right now. we did that over last three years everywhere these aircraft have flown, they've rained down american thunder delivered american justice, and they have fiercely defended every square
inch of american sovereignty. in their steel frames, broad wings, and roaring engines we see the story of america's daring defiance, its soaring spirit, and undying resolve. throughout our history, our country has been tested and tried. but we have always fought to victory. whenever our way of life has been threatened, our ancestors have responded with a same resounding answer as those first patriots who fought for independence. we are americans, and we never back down. we never give in and we never give up and we will never yield defense of our nation. we love our nation. we will only fight to win. today we thank god for the gift of life and for the blessing of liberty, we honor the legends of
our history, the glories of our founding fathers, and the giants of the past. the heros of today, who keep us safe who keep us strong and proud and who keep us free. once again, happy july fourth to all. our country is in great shape. our military has never been stronger. and many, many good things are going to happen next year will be one of the greatest years we've ever had. i want to thank our men and women, they are so good of the national park service, air traffic control, and the united states military, god bless you. god bless our heros. god bless america. and now let the flyovers begin. thank you very much. [cheering and applause] thank you.
ladies and gentlemen, please welcome world renowned air show announcer rob ryder as he walks us through our salute of air power from world war ii to the future. please enjoy. >> good evening mr. president and madam first lady and distinguished guests i'm rob ryder honored to be your narrator to celebrate our independence day. our flyovers tonight will showcase air power across time. look at the screen and look above. representing world war ii, after we were brought into world war ii, by the bombing of pearl harbor, approaching first, two very important airplanes known as c47, they were the military designation for the douglas d.c.3 airliner that changed the
way america traveled. carrying 28 par are troopers they were also involved in the d-day invasion over a thousand of them in that on june 6, 1944. over 10,000 of these aircrafts were built. following that as we move from heritage to horizons and continuing in world war ii, one of the most famous aircraft of all time you can see it in the center of this formation. it is the boeing 317 bomber. over 12,700 of these were flying daring date raids over europe. bombing targets, military targets and industrial targets and nazi held europe and on the wings, the escort fighters among the most well known aircraft of all time, the not american aviation b51 mustang over 15,000 of those were built.
they among others were flown by the famed kistigi airman flew 15 stories in north africa during the war earning the name birick west. the radio lens on the b-17 the v12 liquid cool royce designed after built engines powering all of those aircraft. ♪ of the more than 15,000 of those b51 built between 1940 and 1945, about 160 remain fly baling in the world today ?n senator harry truman were investigating committee called the mustang the most aerodynamically perfect pursuit plane in existence. at the beginning of the war,
even though we were attacked by japan, a great deal of our effort went to our allies in europe who were being overrun by nazi germany, however, the c47s that we saw were not only active in the european theater. but along with its naval counterpart the d were keys to ally campaign through the canal new guinea to support chinese forces supporting the japings army. more mundane of the duties but probably of greater importance was use of the c47 to haul urgently needed personnel and supplies including fuel ammunitions and all theaters of the war. the c47 flew hot missions over himalayas from india to china leading to many that would be used in berlin air 1948 to '49. as the war in europe round down,
the p51 mustang became more common eventually with capture of iwo jima able to be used as bomber escort during boeing b29 against the japanese homeland. but our fighting men and women were being founded by the japanese at every turn in the pacific. they and those at home needed a morale boost. president roosevelt put planners to work on plan to bomb japanese homeland that island country wasn't attacked on its own soil in 2,000 years and field understand veinsable and lieutenant colonel in a journal from air force sat in a restaurant and doolittle hashed a plan. that the general initially laughed at but after a while, thought it might work. it was to involve types of military hardware never intend to the work together. and on april 18th, 1942, four month after pearl harbor, two of
these aircraft approaching from the right the b25 mitchell bombers that normally took up third of a mile to take off were launched from the usa air carrier hornet in only 467 feet. the damage these 16 planes did to the japanese homelands was minimal but their feeling of invincibility and needed personnel back for homeland defense. it was a strategic turning point in the war and when named to this day air mission against which all other air missions have been measured. the largest plane in our army air force inventory in world war ii was the 99 foot long wingspan of the boeing b29 superfortress. it pushed the bowngdz pounds of technology with a crew
compartment and radically advanced fire control system that allowed one gunner and a fire control officer to direct four remote machine gun. the superforstress would have greatest impact of any aircraft in the pacific theater. on august 6th, 1929, a b29 named would drop first atomic bomb or hiroshima and b29 like this boxcar dropped a second atomic bomb leading to japan complete surrender at the end of the war on pacific august 14th, 1945 of the 4,000b29s that were built, you were seeing one of only two flying today. ladies and gentlemen, the war in europe and the war in the pacific from heir heritage to horizons.
korea wan conflict between the republic of korea and republic of korea south korea reached international proportions in june of 1950 when north korea supplied advised by soviet union, invaded the south. the united nations, with the united states as the principle participant join war on the side of the south koreans and the people's republic of china came to north korea's aid. aerial warfare was a large factor in korea. it was the first jet war. however, piston engine aircraft were still used in a great way during the korean conflict as we see that b29 flying off to the side, in just a moment, we will be seeing airplane known as a26 invader. initially designed to replace three other twin engine world war ii airplanes, it was so good that it served in world war ii, korea, and everyone in vietnam.
it first flew the first and last combat missions in the korean conflict, and as a light bomber attack aircraft invaders typically bomb convoy and trains but also engaged mig fighters of the two 18 cylinder engine developed 2,000 horsepower each giving the invader capability to carry 11,000 pounds of ammunitions at a speed of more than 350 miles per hour. and in 1940, chance bock corporation built what was then a fastest single-engine aircraft ever built. the f4u, the bent wing bird as it was known, it achieved a forward speed of 400 miles per hour. with its 2,000 horsepower r2800 radio engine. the japanese soldiers dubbed it whistling death because of the sound it made during its round
attack missions but air to air role, it racked up an impressive 11 to 1 aerial mission and remain in production longer than any other single-engine piston fight we are last one coming off the production line in late 1952. ♪ in late 1952, september of that year marine captain jesse flying a piston air shot down a mig15 jet awarded silver star by the president. in all 12,571 were built by chance, brewster aircraft and believe it or not, the good year tire and rubber company of akron, ohio. ♪ at the beginning of the conflict
, our straight wing lockheed shooting star were totally out classed by the wing russian mig but we rush into production, a wing fighter by north american aviation called the f86 saber jet it racked up a beaters than 10-1 victory ratio but sadly, the f86 that we hope to have flying here this evening came up with a mechanical problem and was unable to be here. coming through on the screens now from the right, you can see the douglas invader. the light bomber. in the picture with it, you can see the bent wing bird on that course air with its huge engine and a huge propeller and then from p51 to f51 as new designation of the young united states air force on the right wing mustang also served aidly
during the korean conflict. let's listen. moving on to vietnam. the vietnam war, of the communist government of north vietnam against south vietnam, and during the war the united states relied on the helicopter in combat as never before and truly became the helicopter war. many of you will remember the tv show and movie mash about the mobile army surgical hospitals during korean conflict opening sequence show wounded warrior transported by a bubble canopy known as bell h13 stu hospital. it was during that war that the helicopter dispensable increasing survivability of soldiers on battlefield by
airlifting them to the mash unit in 19 65 the army began testing and developing new techniques to enhance future war fighting capabilities. helicopter tactics in korea adapting and evolving to support a new concept in maneuver warfare air mobility. and here they come. ♪ the huey, uh1 air coy estimated 11,000 took to the sky for almost 19 years. they flew slick true carrier gun ship mission, attack, and medical evaluations. the uh1 flying here today are from the first helicopter squadron from joint base andrews last december they celebrated their 50th anniversary. coming through after that, developed from the uh1 air coy, these are the cobras, first
helicopter described from skin up to be a helicopter following that heavy lift, vh47 with an incredible capability that carry nearly 22,750 pounds underneath. the aircraft -- ♪ it was 1946 that this airplane was first thought of and it was in 1948 that boeing designers in one weekend came up with this incredible design of an airplane that has now been flying for the united states air force for 68 years. swept wing, the ability to go over 8,000 miles at speeds of over 600 miles per hour, this, ladies and gentlemen, one of the triad of the air forces bomber capabilities the b52 straddle
fortress. ♪ dropping tens of thousands of tons of bombs during the vietnam conflict, it was known as the bust, the big ugly fella. in all 744 were built. about 75 still remain in service today and is expected to remain so until 2040. i am told that grandfathers, sons, and grandsons have all flown the b52 bomber in course of those 68 years. moving now to desert storm, and in august of 1990 iraqi forces under the control saddam invaded co80 forces overwhelmed by iraqi republican guard divisions, and
in the coming months, the united states led a coalition to force the withdrawal of iraqi forces from kuwait. on a dark quiet morning in january only feet above the kuwait desert 8 apache helicopters from the airborne division fired first shots of operation desert storm and destroyed two iraqi early morning radar sites blinding and air force defense forces and setting conditions for the beginning of the larger air campaign by the air force and the navy. the the iowa apache flying tank able to survive highly contest environment with maximum damage to enemy targets day and night in poor weather conditions. also, serving in that war, the uh60 black hawk helicopter the
army utility tactical helicopter replace the work force and a single black hawk can transport an entire 11-person fully infantry squad into battle. over the years the uh60 has been constantly upgraded with more powerful engines and other improvements. here come hilos. and as they approach, let me tell you about the next airplanes coming through. ever since world world war i fir war with average life of a fighter pilot was only three weeks, achieving air superiority was goal of military planners, and airplane that first flew in 1972 and entered service in 1976, has long before considered an air superiority fighter f15 eager two and a half times speed of sound mock 2.5 or for us
nonfighter pilots, that is 18,075 matter and its younger brother the two speed f15e strike eagle dominated skies in any battle situation with power, maneuver ability, and a wide variety of weapons. it is kill ratio is unmatched, 104 aerial combat victories, and zero losses. the incredible thrust ratio enable to set a number of world records including a time to climb record of 98,400 feet that's 18.5 miles in just under two and a half minutes. the strike eagle utilizes second crew member in advance radar to become the lethal ground attack aircraft. at the beginning of the gulf war strike eagle flying at 600 miles per hour 100 feet above desert use terrain following radar lights out to take out saddam
early radars. overhead now, we see the apache helicopter. followed by the uh60 black hawk. ♪ and here come eagles. ♪ i know a lot of you have your cameras up, but if you don't how about a round of applause for what we've seen thus far. [applause] ♪ the events of september 11th, 2001 changed the world and forever reshaped history.
our brave servicemen and women are still committed to keeping americans safe today. and approaching and just a moment are few of the many air served vital roles in the war on terrorism. e-gore, father of the modern helicopter overcame significant aerodynamic physic challenges in rotary wing flights. without getting into a lot of mind numbs stuff retrading blade has limited and holy grail is to develop aircraft that could take off and land vertically but be able to fly as fast as a conventional airplane. in the 1980s bel-air aircraft the same company with the mash helicopter in the huey and cobra experimented with a unique concept killed tilt rotor in which large prop rotors are connected and are a lotted for helicopter mode flight and then moved into a horizontal position
to attain conventional airplane flight. the result is the mv22. an aircraft that can deliver 24 fully equip troops to the battle space at speeds of over 300 miles per hour and then land vertically like a helicopter. it is load lift capabilities are significant with ability to carry an internal load of more than 9,000 pounds and 15,000 pounds externally. the pilot of the osprey has left thumb working if they can't rotate prop rotors down. the unmistakable sounds of the mv22 osprey.
part of the team fighting is u.s. coast guard with a responsibility of patrolling and protecting 100,000 miles in inland waterways in existence in 1790 it is for smallest branch of our military. in fact, the entire active duty force of the coast guard could fit into nationalist park. here we see in formation in the lead welcome the jay hawks and the mh65 dolphin helicopter. the coast guard is also projected its capability beyond our borders. persian gulf in support of operation desert storm. carrying the largest conventional payload of both
guided and unguided weapons in the united states inventory, is the multimission b1b, which along with a b52 and b2 are part of the three legged tool of america strategic long range bomber force b bomb or bone as it is known, look at this. 181 wingspan back to 78 feet. ♪ that, ladies and gentlemen is the sound of freedom. ♪ and only a few airplanes were so successful that their names were passed down to a second generation of airkts and two
airplanes built on long island have that distinction from world war ii the republic p47 thunderbolt and 30 years later fire child aircraft a-10 thungdzer bolt flying low and slow warthog was built around a potent 7 barrel cannon, the avenger flying 30 millimeter firing shells size of coke bottles 65 rounds each second. it totally earned its name tank killer. the future is now. since the early days of aviation, air crews have wanted to get more gas without having to land and keep going. early attempts to refuel in midair involved guy standing on wing of an airplane while another flew overhead dangling a hose and refueling or if i may use the phrase passing gas -- has become refined.
since just after world war ii, though, there have been basically only three different airplanes from the air force tasked with job of midair refueling. one of those the kc in tank since the late 1850s but it is replaced with a new kc. it may look familiar to you because it is base on boeing 767 airliner. passing gas at 1200 gallons per minute 25% faster than the old kc135 gets a marvel of modern technology. it is kind of like going from a car with a cassette player remember those -- to a brand new vehicle with apple car play. additionally the will have cargo passenger and capabilities. and as we look at several generations of airplanes in the last half hour and i've been talking about them at air shows around the world, the last thing that was thought of by military
planners was well maybe the first thing was how many airplanes would it take to destroy a target? well now, it is changed. it is how many aircrafts, how many targets can one aircraft destroy? approaching now one of the most unique aircrafts in service since 19 i should say 2003. this is the b2 spirit. following along behind the kc46, and the aircraft now in sight. a flying wing, jack north dream from 1949 with a 186 foot wingspan doesn't look like anything we've ever seen. ♪ it can carry conventional bombs from 500 poundsers to the gbu57 or 30,000 passive to nuclear weapons the b2 only 20 of them
in existence. will continue to serve our country for many years to come. ♪ overhead now, the f22 raptor. the raptors two engines produce a total of 70,000 pounds of thrust, and it is design allow it to accelerate faster than speed of sound without united stating afterburner called supercruise. and it is their show performances -- the raptor shows incredible maneuver ability, able to do a backflip almost standing still in the air at 3,000 feet or doing a tail slide nose straight up going backwards under complete control. and the newest fighter aircraft for the united states military is the f35 lightning 2 named after the famed world war ii p38 lightning. there's version for the air
force one for the navy one for the marine corps. and eight partner airplanes as well they give the u.s. and allies power to dominate skies any time, anywhere. the f35 is an agile versatile high performance multirole fighter that combines stealth, fusion and unprecedented situational awareness. the f35 helmet mounted display is most advance system of its kind all of the intelligence and targeting information in f35 pilot needs to complete the mission is displayed on the helmet vioor allow him to have visual acuity far greater than naked eye day or night. the pilot can look down the floor of the cockpit and see through it like x-ray vision simply astangedding astounding
see two from the united states marine corps. but in all, over 535 of the f35s are now flying today. with over a thousand pilots, and having reached initial operationing capability, here in the united states -- ♪ ladies and gentlemen no aerial display would be complete without some very good friends of mine. they represent the greatest military jet demonstration teams on the face of the earth. they are from naval air station pensacola. they are the blue angels and they are the thunder birds from nellis air force base from nevada blues commanded by brian
and thunder birds led by lieutenant colonel john caldwell. the thunder birds flying the f-16 fighter falcon that has been in service for the united states since the mid-1970s. ♪ and the blue angels flying the famed fa18 hornet also in service with the united states navy and marine corps. since the 1970s as well. ♪ i want you to join with me as we wait for these aircraft to approach. they have been flying missions all over the country supporting the work done by so many during this covid crisis. ♪
>> ladies and gentlemen, please join us in the singing of god bless america! god bless america, land that i love ♪ ♪ stand beside her ♪ and guide her ♪ through the night with the light from above ♪ ♪ from the mountains to the prairies ♪ ♪ to the oceans white with foam ♪ god bless america ♪ my home sweet home ♪ god bless america ♪ my home sweet home! ♪
of 80 years of american air power. america's salute to america put on by the white house comes to a close. if you wonder what this costs. according to the pentagon, not that much. the planes you are seen flying overhead are flown by crews who need flying time to maintain their currentsy. and the pilots were doing their training as part of this "salute to america." mark meredith was at the white house. reporter: it was an amazing sight to see. the military aircraft from several generations flying over the white house and the national
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