Skip to comments.Tanks arrive in DC as Trump confirms July Fourth celebration will feature military display
Posted on 07/02/2019 7:55:09 AM PDT by SMGFan
President Trumps dream of a celebration showing off America's military capabilities will become a reality on Thursday, as the president confirmed tanks will play a role in Washington, D.C.s Fourth of July festivities -- and the vehicles were seen being hauled in on a freight train.
An Associated Press photographer spotted the two M1A1 Abrams tanks, along with four other military vehicles, in a railyard at the southeastern edge of Washington. A military official earlier told the AP that the tanks were transported north from Fort Stewart in Georgia.
This comes after the president said Monday: "We're going to have some tanks stationed outside."
The vehicles include M1A1 Abrams tanks, the type currently used by American armed forces, as well as Sherman tanks, the kind commonly used during World War II, according to the president. Having tanks rolling down the streets of D.C. had raised concerns due to their weight, with the Abrams tanks weighing upwards of 60 tons each. Trump acknowledged these concerns Monday, without offering many details.
"You've got to be pretty careful with the tanks because the roads have a tendency not to like to carry heavy tanks," Trump said Monday. "So we have to put them in certain areas, but we have the brand new Sherman tanks and we have the brand new Abrams tanks."
The military display is all part of the Salute to America event that Trump is putting on this Thursday.
"I'm going to say a few words and we're going to have planes going overhead, the best fighter jets in the world and other planes, too," Trump said. This includes a demonstration by the U.S. Navy Blue Angels.
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Now wouldn't that be sweet? Give those white mama's boys in the black masks something to write home about.
This 3ft x 5ft Betsy Ross Flag is a printed flag that is made of a good quality polyester.
It has been finished with a strong header with brass grommets and it is okay for indoor or outdoor use.
What the heck. When Obama got elected he had an armoured vehicle complete with cannon parade behind him.
We have a beautiful Valley Forge Brand Betsy Ross flag, antiqued cotton from their Heritage series. Proudly made in the USA! We fly it every Independence Day!
Maybe he’s going to announce that the tanks are now the property of the Border Patrol and will be at the border within a few weeks...
“...have the brand new Sherman tanks ...”
The new Shermans are in early this year.
Use them for a thunder run through the capital building.
“Ill laugh my arse off if it turns out that we have New Old Stock Shermans stashed away and Trump is proven to be correct.”
Hell, there are still WW2 Jeeps new in the crate in warehouses all over the place.
.....wonderful....long may it wave..........
All our flags are Valley Forge brand.
Those folks are great eggs and make great products!
Point all of them towards Mecca
Point all of them towards Mecca
It wasn’t so much the shear numbers, but the fact that the Shermans were lighter, faster, and easier to repair in the field.
The Germans had a limited capability when it came to tank recovery but they lacked the elaborate field shops to repair damaged and broken down tanks.
[The new Shermans are in early this year.]
Baby Clothes. Pier 1 Imports. This war has everything.
They broke my watch!
Did a guard summer camp there.
“...you dont have to kill the German armor just hide from them...”
I seem to recall that the Sherman WAS successful against German tanks using a shoot and scoot tactic. Have several Shermans just behind a rise. They would take turns shooting at a German tank, then pop back behind the rise and continue. Sort of like “Whack a Mole” - with the Germans never knowing where the next one would pop out from. Although I guess that would only work if we had more tanks in the battle.
The gay pride flag is not a rainbow flag. A rainbow has 7 colors - the gay pride flag only has 6. (It is missing indigo I believe).
“It’s a good thing”
First of all, I am SO HAPPY to see this! MAGA to the Nth Degree! Yeah, Baby!
Secondly, will Government Funded NPR, as well as Government-Funded Public Television be FORCED to record and film the events and share them with the REAL Americans that pay their wages?
*SNORT* Such deliciousness! *GIGGIDY*
This is AWESOMENESS on SO MANY LEVELS! I LOVE YOU, PRESIDENT TRUMP!
(Thanks for the Ping, Liz!)
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