President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania were back in the White House today and they attended the U.S. Military air show over Washington, D.C., where the President was the host.
It was a tremendous air show with some of the most popular and most useful aircraft used for this nation’s protection over the past 80 years. These featured aircraft flew over the White House and the capital city.
The show started with planes from World War I and ended with the Blue Birds and Blue Angels fly over.
The President did mention in his speech today, as he did in his speech last night at Mount Rushmore, that he will sign an Executive Order to build a new monument that will be a “vast outdoor park that will feature the statues of the greatest Americans who ever lived.”
The order stipulates that the Garden should include “historically significant Americans,” who “contributed positively to America throughout our history,” offering Founding Fathers, abolitionists, religious leaders, police officers “killed or injured in the line of duty,” and “opponents of national socialism or international socialism” as some examples.
The executive order includes a list of former American presidents and historical figures to feature including Ronald Reagan, Abraham Lincoln, Amelia Earhart, and Billy Graham among them.
Others include Bob Hope, Martin Luther King, Columbus, Daniel Boone, Jackie Robinson, Serra, Harriett Tubman, John Adams, Susan B. Anthony, Clara Barton, Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, Henry Clay, Davy Crockett, Frederick Douglas, Muhammad Ali, and possibly more.
The order further clarifies that any “individual who was, or became, an American citizen and was a public figure who made substantive contributions to America’s public life or otherwise had a substantive effect on America’s history” is eligible.
A task force under the Department of the Interior will determine the site of the park, according to the order. It is expected to be open to the public in time for the 250th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 2026.