Trump administration unveils new details about July Fourth fireworks, flyover

President TrumpDonald John TrumpFlorida GOP lawmaker says he's 'thinking' about impeachment Democrats introduce 'THUG Act' to block funding for G-7 at Trump resort Kurdish group PKK pens open letter rebuking Trump's comparison to ISIS MORE’s “Salute to America” Fourth of July event in Washington, D.C., is primed to be one of the longest fireworks shows and will feature a flyover by the U.S. Navy Blue Angels.

New details released by the Interior Department on Friday show that the annual spectacle that has been amped up due to requests by the president and will include a 35-minute fireworks display and more expanded access to viewing areas on the National Mall.

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“This is going to be a fantastic Fourth of July with increased access across the National Mall for the public to enjoy music, flyovers, a spectacular fireworks display, and an address by our Commander-in-Chief,” said Interior Secretary David Bernhardt in a statement.

“We received an extraordinary donation for a phenomenal fireworks display, and our colleagues from the Department of Defense will be providing a one-of-a-kind music and air power experience including a flight demonstration from the Blue Angels.”

Other offerings include musical performances by the Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps, the U.S. Army Band, the Armed Forces Chorus and the United States Marine Corps Silent Drill Team.

The agency announced the extended fireworks display will partially be offset by donations valued at $750,000.

The administration has come under fire for the expanded Fourth plans by some critics, who argue the display and flyover will amount to unnecessary tax-payer costs.