Independence Day (the Fourth of July) has traditionally commemorated the Declaration of Independence of the United States on July 4, 1776.
The Continental Congress declared that the thirteen American colonies were no longer subject (and subordinate) to the "First" British Empire and were now united, free, and independent states.
Now, apparently, the holiday will be used to put on display the killing machines of the United States.
President Trump said Monday that a display of U.S. military tanks will be part of a special event he is having created for July 4th.
"We're going to have some tanks stationed outside," Trump said Monday from the Oval Office.
"You've got to be pretty careful with the tanks because the roads have a tendency not to like to carry heavy tanks," he said. "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."