Former President Donald Trump has vowed to host “the most spectacular” yearlong birthday celebration for the U.S.
From Memorial Day 2025 until July 4, 2026, Trump plans to establish a yearlong event called “Salute to America 250.” On his inauguration, Trump would assemble a White House task force responsible for coordinating with state and local governments to host festivities across the U.S.
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“Three years from now, the United States will celebrate the biggest and most important milestone in our country’s history — 250 years of American Independence,” Trump said in a Truth Social video. “That’s why as a nation, we should be preparing for the most spectacular birthday party. We want to make it the best of all time,”
The former president plans to host various activities as part of the celebration. His administration would work with governors from all 50 states. Both Democrats and Republicans would create a yearlong “Great American State Fair,” which would feature decorations from all states.
“The Great American State Fair will showcase the glory of every state in the union, promote pride in our history, and put forth innovative visions for America’s future,” Trump said.
Trump also announced prominent sporting contests for high school athletes across the country.
“These patriot games will allow young Americans from every state to show off the best of American skill, sportsmanship, and competitive spirit,” he said.
Trump also pledged that on his inauguration, he would re-implement an executive order to bring back the “National Garden of American Heroes.”
“[We would] commission artists for the first 100 statues to populate this new statuary park honoring the greatest Americans of all time,” he said.
During his presidency, Trump issued an executive order to establish the “National Garden of American Heroes.,” but the order was rescinded in May 2021 by President Joe Biden.
Trump predicted that during the yearlong celebrations, America’s tourism industry would thrive because of increasing visitors.
“America’s tourist industry should get ready because we’re going to have a lot of people coming. It will be a record year,” Trump said. “America had been a country sustained and strengthened by prayer and by our communities of faith.”