Why Trump Wants To Throw A 365 Day Party

Gage Skidmore from Peoria, AZ, United States of America, CC BY-SA 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

Former President Trump expects a “spectacular” year-long celebration of the country’s 250th birthday in 2025-2026 when he returns to the White House.

In a statement on Wednesday (May 31), the Trump campaign said in a statement that the former President plans to convene a White House task force called “Salute to America 250” to coordinate semiquincentennial celebrations with state and local governments across the United States from Memorial Day in 2025 through Independence Day 2026.

Revealing his plans, Trump noted that in three years, the U.S. will celebrate “the biggest and most important milestone” in the country’s history —250 years of American Independence.”

He added that the nation should be preparing for “the most spectacular birthday party,” asserting he wanted to make it the “best of all time.”

The statement claimed said the administration would work with the governors of all 50 states to create a year-round “Great American State Fair” with pavilions from each state, and the fair will be held in Iowa at its state fair.

Trump also suggested his plans to organize sports competitions for high school athletes, enabling “young Americans from every state” to demonstrate “the best of American skill, sportsmanship, and competitive spirit” and would extend the invitation to leaders and citizens of other countries to commemorate the event with the U.S.

The statement shared that the American tourism industry should prepare because there would be lots of people coming, claiming it would be “a record year.”

Trump also revealed his intention to re-authorize an executive order on his first day back in the Oval Office to create a “National Garden of American Heroes” and would commission artists to create the first 100 statues added to the garden honoring the “greatest Americans of all time.”

Trump first revealed his plan to create a National Garden of American Heroes during a visit to Mount Rushmore in July 2020, announcing that he had ordered the construction of the garden to honor some famous Americans throughout history.

President Biden rescinded the order in May 2021 amid criticism from some historians who have raised questions about Trump’s choices in a field that featured several prominent Republican figures but no Democratic presidents or Native American, Latino, or Hispanic figures.