For the past week, we have listened to angry politicians and read many critical articles in the newspapers blasting President Trump for his wish to have a military salute and parade in Washington, D.C.

We heard and read how this was just going to be a political speech by a narcissistic dictator with heavy tanks ripping up the streets of Washington, D.C.

Well, the politicians and the press are wrong again. We just finished watching his speech along with the military flyovers. Every bit of it was very patriotic.

This is what our Independence Day is all about.

We are proud to be Americans.

Tom and Mary Lu McGreal